Floyd Abrams, first amendment expert

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Get a sense of Columbia Journalism School's famed "Journalism, The Law and Society" course with this recording of a Nov. 21, 2008, lecture by Floyd Abrams, the most distinguished first amendment lawyer in the country and author of "Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment" (2005). As the school's William J. Brennan Jr. Visiting Professor, he gives two lectures each Fall to our graduate students. More on the fascinating case about "actual malice" that he discusses - Tex Cobb vs Sports Illustrated - at http://snurl.com/6gsru ... He also discusses several important legal concepts dealing with newsgathering issues.