Floyd Abrams, the prominent First Amendment attorney who represented The New York Times in the landmark Pentagon Papers Supreme Court case, is taking part in a special discussion on free speech on campus.
Abrams, a senior counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, has argued high-profile cases before the Supreme Court on the First Amendment, the nature of broadcast regulation, the impact of copyright law and the continuing viability of the Miranda rule.
Cronkite School associate professor and First Amendment scholar Joseph Russomanno will moderate the conversation with Abrams.
The talk is part in the “Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity in Higher Education and American Society” lecture series, sponsored by Arizona State University’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, a new program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that looks beyond time and borders to explore the fundamental questions of life, freedom and governance. It also is co-sponsored by the Cronkite School and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU.