Ronald K.L. Collins

Ronald K.L. Collins is the Harold S. Shefelman Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law. He specializes in First Amendment law and constitutional law. He was a Supreme Court Fellow under Chief Justice Warren Burger. His books (authored and/or co-authored) include: The Death of Discourse; The Trials of Lenny Bruce; We Must Not Be Afraid to Be Free: Stories About Free Speech in America; The Fundamental Holmes: A Free Speech Chronicle and Reader; On Dissent; Nuanced Absolutism: Floyd Abrams & the First Amendment; Mania: The Story of the Outraged & Outrageous Lives that Launched a Generation; The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons; and Robotica: The Discourse of Data.

Collins was selected as a Norman Mailer Fellow in fiction writing with a residence in Provincetown (winter 2010). He is the book editor for SCOTUSblog and is one of the co-founders of the History Book Festival @ Lewes (October 2017). 


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