Floyd Abrams Quotes

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Floyd Abrams Quotes

I think that the very fact that CBS fought and fought and fought in Texas, in New York.
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Here we have a situation where a defendant in a case agrees to an interview with Dan Rather. It happened to be not confidential. But it was an interview with Dan Rather.

— Floyd Abrams

I mean the idea of this is that it's a good thing for the public to hear interviews like this and that there will be an inevitable amount of fewer interviews if people that the press talks to wind up thinking, well, it's not really a CBS correspondent.

— Floyd Abrams

If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn.

— Floyd Abrams

CBS fought very hard on this because it believed and believes that there's a principle at stake here. The principle is that Dan Rather doesn't work for the police, and that people that speak to Dan Rather understand that he's a journalist and not a police agent.

— Floyd Abrams

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

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

It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public's right to know.

— Floyd Abrams

When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory.

— Floyd Abrams

I thought I could do that by telling stories of some of the cases that established those principles on a real life on the ground basis.

— Floyd Abrams

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