2005 Silha Lecture: Confidential Sources of Journalists: Protection or Prohibition?

With Floyd Abrams

Floyd Abrams is a partner in the New York law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel, and is the William J. Brennan Visiting Professor of First Amendment Law at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He represents New York Times reporter Judith Miller in her on-going attempt to protect her sources in the Valerie Plame leak investigation.

Mr. Abrams has argued frequently before the U.S. Supreme Court, and was co-counsel to The New York Times in the "Pentagon Papers" case. He is a widely-quoted commentator on media law, and has appeared on television programs ranging from Nightline to Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show.

Mr. Abrams is the author of a new book, Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment (Viking 2005), which recounts highlights from his career as a First Amendment attorney.

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Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, West Bank

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