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Artful Lawyer for the Arts

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Usually when we think of free speech heroes, our minds turn to great Supreme Court justices like Brandeis or Brennan.   But trial lawyers have played just as important a role in the history of civil liberties.  They set the intellectual stage on which the judges act, and sometimes the script from which they speak. New York trial lawyer’s  Morris Ernst’s role in freeing James Joyce’s Ulysses from the grasp of censorship is a good example. […]