Geoffrey R. Stone on How the First Amendment Doctrine Has Evolved Over Time

New Book Examines Past, Present and Future of Free Speech in U.S.

“Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press."

That’s part of the First Amendment, drafted in 1789, but the U.S. Supreme Court didn’t interpret those words until the early 20th century.

One hundred years later, where does freedom of speech stand, and what lies ahead?

A new book called "The Free Speech Century" takes a deep dive into those questions and more.

“I think the biggest takeaway would be, first of all, an understanding of how the First Amendment doctrine has evolved over time,” said Geoffrey Stone, a law professor at the University of Chicago.

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