Here is the story of the controversial landmark decision by the lawyer who took the case all the way to the Supreme Court. Although he detested the crime his client had committed in 1990, Cleary believed First Amendment rights were being threatened. The Supreme Court agreed.
About the Author
Nat Hentoff is an internationally known jazz critic and the only critic ever designated a Jazz Master by the NEA. He is a regular columnist for Jazz.com and the "Wall Street Journal", the United Media Newspaper Syndicate, and the Cato Institute, where he is a senior fellow. His many books include "Jazz Country; Jazz Is; The Jazz Life; Boston Boy: Growing Up with Jazz and Other Rebellious Passions; Living the Bill of Rights"; and the forthcoming "Is This America?"