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My role in it was not as central as it was in some of the later cases considering I was younger then and I was playing a role of co-counsel on the case. Floyd Abrams#Case 56
Floyd Abrams#Case 56
I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients, so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial, but the cause was the same. Floyd Abrams#Cause 52
Floyd Abrams#Cause 52
I really try at least to come back and answer the question as to whether that was really the best way to do that and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents behave and how did the judges behave was needed. Floyd Abrams#Answer 46
Floyd Abrams#Answer 46
I am really impressed by lawyers who write books and tell us that they never lost a case. Most lawyers who have never lost a case have not had enough hard cases. But there are very difficult cases out there. Floyd Abrams#Books 44
Floyd Abrams#Books 44
The principle though remains the same, and the important thing is CBS fought hard, very hard, to protect that principle and will fight again. Floyd Abrams#Again 43
Floyd Abrams#Again 43
I think that it is important for people to understand that whether a good-guy or a bad-guy wins a case is less important than what the law is that the case results in. Floyd Abrams#Case 42
Floyd Abrams#Case 42
I try to do that in this book without preaching - to try to do as you just said that you really have to defend the First Amendment rights of everybody. Floyd Abrams#Amendment 40
Floyd Abrams#Amendment 40
No other country in the world gives protection like that, but it is not absolute protection. People sometimes meet that high burden and win libel suits, and in those cases I think they ought to win. Floyd Abrams#Absolute 36
Floyd Abrams#Absolute 36
The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them. Floyd Abrams#Able 35
Floyd Abrams#Able 35
The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail? Floyd Abrams#Cbs 25
Floyd Abrams#Cbs 25
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