Speaking Freely - Trial of the First Amendment with Floyd Abrams
Date: 8/1/2005; 59 minutes

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Floyd Abrams is a partner at the New York City law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, LLP. Mr. Abrams is the attorney best known for his tireless defense of freedom of speech, including clients as diverse as Wayne Newton, Rudolph Giuliani and the U.S. government and representing clients as politically dissimilar at Al Franken and Senator Mitch McConnell. In this talk, Abrams candidly describes events unfolding behind the scenes in some of his most important cases and the need to protect freedom of speech. (#9530)

K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 12

Principles of American Democracy

12.2 Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the scope and limits of rights and obligations as democratic citizens, the relationships among them, and how they are secured.

1. Discuss the meaning and importance of each of the rights guaranteed under the Bill of Rights and how each is secured (e.g., freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, petition, privacy).

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