American Booksellers Association v Hudnut: “The Government Must Leave to the People the Evaluation of Ideas”
In early 1985, President Ronald Reagan appointed thenProfessor Frank Easterbrook to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. A few months later, the freshly robed Judge Easterbrook confronted one of the most controversial constitutional issues of the day. In his opinion in American Booksellers Association, Inc v Hudnut, one of the most celebrated and oft-cited opinions of his illustrious career, Easterbrook single-handedly put that issue to rest.
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