Ronald Collins, the Harold S. Shefelman scholar at the University of Washington School of Law will talk about his new book, "Nuanced Absolutism: Floyd Abrams and the First Amendment" on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in Room 122. The event will start at 12 noon.
Ronald Collins is the Harold S. Shefelman scholar at the University of Washington Law School and a fellow at the Newseum’s First Amendment Center in Washington, D.C. His latest book is Nuanced Absolutism: Floyd Abrams & the First Amendment. His other books (several with David Skover, Yale Law ‘79) include: The Death of Discourse (1993, 2nd ed., 2005), The Trials of Lenny Bruce (2002), The Fundamental Holmes: A Free Speech Chronicle and Reader (2011), We Must not be Afraid to be Free: Stories of Free Expression in America (2012), Mania: The Story of the Outraged and Outrageous Lives that Launched a Cultural Revolution (2013), and On Dissent: Its Meaning in America (2013). His scholarly articles have appeared in many journals, including the Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and the Supreme Court Review. He has authored more than 200 op-eds in various papers and magazines including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and the Nation. Collins was a fellow in residence at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts, this in connection with a forthcoming collection of fictional works. He is also the book editor of SCOTUSblog.