Oct. 13, 2019
The Glenn College and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum are co-hosting a speaking event featuring First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams in conjunction with the museum's exhibit "Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment." Abrams is an expert on constitutional law and one of the country’s most notable defenders of freedom of speech and press. He has argued frequently before the Supreme Court in a large number of its most significant First Amendment cases. He was co-counsel to The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case; counsel to the Brooklyn Museum of Art in its legal battles with Mayor Rudolph Giuliani; counsel to Senator Mitch McConnell and the National Association of Broadcasters in a First Amendment-rooted challenge to the constitutionality of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance legislation; counsel to Senator McConnell in the Citizens United case; and counsel to many journalists, including Judith Miller and Myron Farber, who sought to protect the identity of their confidential sources. He has represented The Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Time Magazine, Business Week, The Nation, Reader’s Digest, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and numerous other clients in trials and appeals.
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