Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey Stone is an authority on civil rights, constitutional law and the First Amendment. He has written numerous articles concerning freedom of speech and is the author of many books on constitutional law, including Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century (2017); Speaking Out: Reflections of Law, Liberty and Justice (2010 & 2016); Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark (2007), War and Liberty: An American Dilemma (2007), Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime (2004), and Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era (Chicago 2002).

He is also an editor of two leading casebooks, Constitutional Law (7th ed. 2013) and The First Amendment (5th ed. 2016). Stone is an editor of The Supreme Court Review and chief editor of a 21-volume series, Inalienable Rights, which is being published by the Oxford University Press.

Stone served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. He later served as dean of the Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of Chicago (1994-2002). Stone was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, which evaluated the government’s foreign intelligence surveillance programs in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks. 

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