Noted First Amendment lawyer Robert Corn-Revere will soon rejoin the ranks of practicing free speech lawyers who have written books on the subject. The never-tiring lawyer has just signed a contract with Cambridge University Press to do a book entitled The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder: The First Amendment and the Censor’s Dilemma.
The book will cover a variety of censorship-related topics — from the life and times of Anthony Comstock (1844-1915) to indecency regulations and campus speech codes and much more. The manuscript should be completed in a year or so.
In 1999 Mr. Corn-Revere (a former legal advisor to an FCC Commissioner) co-authored Modern Communications Law (with Harvey Zuckman & Robert Frieden), and in 1997 edited Rationales & Rationalizations: Regulating the Electronic Media (introduction by Senator Patrick Leahy).
In 2005 he prepared a report for the First Amendment Center entitled Implementing a Flag-Desecration Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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Other practicing lawyers who have edited or authored books (other than casebooks) on free speech and related topics include:
- Floyd Abrams: Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment (2005) & Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment (2012)
- James C. Goodale: Fighting for the Press (2013), & Rob Frieden, All About Cable and Broadband (2014)
- Lee Levine (and Stephen Wermiel): The Progeny: Justice William Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan (2014)
- Mike Goodwin: Cyber Rights: Defending Free speech in the Digital Age (2003)
- Marjorie Heins, Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge (2013), and Not in Front of the Children: ‘Indecency’, Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth (2001), and Sex, Sin and Blasphemy: A Guide to America’s Censorship Wars (1993)
- Jonathan Emord, Freedom, Technology, and the First Amendment (1991) & Global Censorship of Health Information (2010)
- John F. Wirenius, First Amendment, First Principles: Verbal Acts & Freedom of Speech (2000)
- Edward J. Cleary: Beyond the Burning Cross: A Landmark Case of Race, Censorship, and the First Amendment (1995)
- Bruce Sanford: Sanford’s Synopsis of Libel and Privacy (1991) & Don’t Shoot the Messenger: How our Growing Hatred of the Media Threatens Free Speech for All of Us (1999) & The First Amendment Book (1991) (with Robert J. Wagman)
- Stephen Brody & Bruce Johnson: Advertising and Commercial Speech, A First Amendment Guide (2004-2014) (originally by P. Cameron DeVore and Robert Sack)
- Patrick M. Garry, Scrambling for Protection: The New Media and the First Amendment (1994)
- Robert Sack, Libel, Slander, and Related Problems (1997) (with Sandra S. Baron) (since revised while RS was a sitting judge)
- Martin Garbus: Tough Talk: How I Fought for Writers, Comics, Bigots, and the American Way (2010)
- David O. Stewart, Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America (2015)
- William Bennet Turner: Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains (2011) (foreword by Anthony Lewis)
- Elliott C. Rothenberg, The Taming of the Press: Cohen v. Cowles Media Company (1999)
- Leon Friedman, editor, Obscenity: The Complete Oral Arguments before the Supreme Court in Major Obscenity Cases (1970)
- Richard Kuh: Foolish Figleaves: Pornography in and out of Court (1968)
- Albert B. Gerber, Sex, Pornography and Justice (1965)
- Elmer Gertz: Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc: The Story of a Landmark Libel Case (1992) & Henry Miller Years of Trial and Triumph, 1962-1964: The Correspondence of Henry Miller and Elmer Gertz (editor, 1978)
- J.W. Ehrlich: Howl of the Censor (1961)
- Charles Rembar: The End of Obscenity: (1968)
- Margaret C. Jasper, The Law of Obscenity and Pornography (2011)
- Morris L. Ernst, To the Pure: A Study of Obscenity and the Censor (1928), The First Freedom (1948), and Morris L. Ernst & Alan U. Schwartz: Censorship: The Search For The Obscene (1965)
- Lamar T. Beman, editor, Censorship of Speech and the Press (1930)
- Walter Nelles, editor, Espionage Act Cases with Certain Others on Related Points — New Law in Making As to Criminal Utterance in War-time (1918)
- Theodore Schroeder: Free Speech for Radicals (1916) (& various other books)
- Tunis Wortman, A Treatise Concerning Political Inquiry and the Liberty of the Press (1800)
Upcoming Memorial Service for Herald Price Fahringer
A memorial service for Herald Price Fahringer (1927-2015), a criminal defense and free-speech lawyer, will be held on Saturday, March 28th at 2 p.m. at the Surrogate’s Court, 31 Chambers Street in Manhattan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Foundation for Criminal Justice at: http://nacdl.us/heraldpricefahringe.
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