Ronald Collins and Floyd Abrams, Guest-Blogging

I’m delighted to say that Ronald Collins and, briefly, Floyd Abrams will be guest-blogging this week here at the Conspiracy. Prof. Collins, the Harold S. Shefelman Scholar at the University of Washington Law School, is the author of many articles and books, including On Dissent: Its Meaning in America (2013, with David Skover) and Nuanced Absolutism: Floyd Abrams & the First Amendment (2013). He will be blogging this week about the second of these books.

Floyd Abrams is a partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, and one of the leading First Amendment lawyers of our time; he argued in, among other cases, Citizens United v. FEC, McConnell v. FEC, Harper & Row, Inc. v. Nation Enterprises, Metromedia, Inc. v. City of San Diego, CBS v. FCC, Smith v. Daily Mail Publishing Co., Herbert v. Lando, Landmark Communications, Inc. v. Virginia, and Nebraska Press Ass’n v. Stuart. For 15 years, he was the William J. Brennan, Jr. Visiting Professor of First Amendment Law at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and he has also been Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School and Columbia Law School. He has written many articles, as well as the books Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment, published by Viking Press (2005) and Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment (2013). He will be blogging one day this week about the second of these books.

I much look forward to both of the cobloggers’ posts!