In this episode of The Jabot podcast, I speak with University of Buffalo Law professor Samantha Barbas. We chat about her new book, The Rise and Fall of Morris Ernst, Free Speech Renegade, and about this First Amendment pioneer turned enemy of civil rights. We also discuss the future of the First Amendment and the recent right-wing push to remake the pillar of free speech doctrine enshrined in New York Times v. Sullivan.
The Jabot podcast is an offshoot of the Above the Law brand focused on the challenges women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse populations face in the legal industry. Our name comes from none other than the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (decorative collar) she wore when delivering dissents from the bench. It’s a reminder that even when we aren’t winning, we’re still a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, host of The Jabot podcast, and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).