Join Ian Rosenberg, in conversation with NYT Editorial Board Member Jesse Wegman, for the launch of The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms.
The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms offers a user’s guide to understanding contemporary free speech issues. Each chapter focuses on a free speech question—from student walkouts for gun safety to Samantha Bee’s expletives, from Nazis marching in Charlottesville to the muting of adult film star Stormy Daniels—and then identifies, unpacks, and explains the key Supreme Court case that provides the answers. Together these fascinating stories create a practical framework for understanding where our free speech protections originated and how they can develop in the future.
"Essential reading for journalists, political activists, and ordinary citizens alike." --Kirkus Review
Ian Rosenberg has over twenty years of experience as a media lawyer, and has worked as legal counsel for ABC News since 2003. He graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and magna cum laude from Cornell Law School. Ian is also an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and teaches media law at Brooklyn College.
Jesse Wegman is a member of the New York Times editorial board, where he has written about the Supreme Court and legal affairs since 2013. His book Let The People Pick The President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College was published by St. Martin's Press in 2020