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Burger’s birthday: his rulings shaped First Amendment law

Today, Constitution Day, is also the birthday of former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, whose Court was actively engaged in First Amendment law. Burger, born Sept. 17, 1907,
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William O. Douglas: ardent First Amendment defender

No justice in Supreme Court history has ever showed a stronger commitment to freedom of speech than William O. Douglas, who served on the Court for a record 36-plus years.
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Supreme Court said no to prior restraints on press 25 years ago

Federal Judge Irving R. Kaufman once wrote: “Events that occur in small towns sometimes have a way of raising large constitutional questions.” Such was the case in the tiny town
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