Reagan 'superlawyer' in fight for free speech
Pentagon Papers attorney takes case brought by CAIR
by Art Moore
November 22, 2009
Widely regarded as a "legendary" First Amendment advocate who has represented the likes of Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela and Andrei Sakharov, New York lawyer Martin Garbus has agreed to defend the co-author of "Muslim Mafia" and his son in a lawsuit brought by the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Garbus, who has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court along with trial and appellate courts in more than 100 cases, told WND he's defending co-author P. David Gaubatz because his case is a "continuation of a struggle being carried out throughout the world" to guard freedom of speech.
"I think a book has a right to be out there, and any attempt to stop the book, I think, would be violating the First Amendment," he said.
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