66 minutes | May 10, 2021

59: Ian Rosenberg on The Fight for Free Speech

Ian Rosenberg has over twenty years of experience as a media lawyer, and has worked as legal counsel for ABC News since 2003. Ian is also an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and teaches media law at Brooklyn College. His new book is "The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms." In this conversation, we discuss the Supreme Court cases Ian highlights, the colorful free-speech champions throughout American history, looking at issues objectively, the current state of free speech, social media's role in advancing/restricting speech, and much more. 00:00 Introduction

04:30 The beginnings of free speech law

07:55 Early free speech cases – Abrams and Schenck

14:14 Objectivity and universally applied rules

29:20 Falsely shouting fire in a crowded theory

32:15 The Pentagon Papers, Stormy Daniels, and WikiLeaks

43:22 Trump vs. Obama on free speech

47:27 Cohen v. California – the "Fuck the Draft" case

51:45 FCC v. Pacifica – George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words

57:38 Social media and the First Amendment


The Fight for Free Speech: https://www.amazon.com/Fight-Free-Speech-Amendment-Freedoms/dp/1479801569

Ian's website https://www.thefightforfreespeech.com/ Ian on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freespeechbook

Ian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/freespeechbook


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