Floyd Abrams

Born Jul 9, 1936

Floyd Abrams is an American attorney at Cahill Gordon & Reindel. He is an expert on constitutional law, and many arguments in the briefs he has written before the United States Supreme Court have been adopted as United States Constitutional interpretative law as it relates to the First Amendment and free speech. He is the William J. Brennan Jr. Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.… Read More

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  • Floyd Abrams, America's Free Speaker
    LATimes - Jun 12, 2013
  • U.S. Attorney General Infringing On 1st Amendment?
    Fox Business News - Jun 04, 2013
  • The Lead: Classified Leaks A Problem?
    CNN - May 28, 2013
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    Reuters Canada - May 16, 2013


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1936 Birth Born on July 9, 1936.


1956 19 Years Old Abrams earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1956, and his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1960. … Read More


1961 24 Years Old From 1961-63, Abrams clerked for Judge Paul Leahy of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.


1974 38 Years Old He returned to Yale as a Visiting Lecturer from 1974–80, and again from 1986-89.


1981 45 Years Old He was also a Visiting Lecturer at Columbia Law School from 1981-85. … Read More


2005 69 Years Old In his 2005 book Speaking Freely, he outlines his knowledge of and perspective on these influential cases (listed in the main article above). … Read More
2012 76 Years Old In August 2012, in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. upheld a lower court ruling that the federal government's warning labels violated the First Amendment. … Read More
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