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David L. Hudson Jr.

David L. Hudson Jr. is a scholar at the First Amendment Center. Hudson writes for firstamendmentcenter.org and for other publications devoted to First Amendment issues. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, including several on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Constitution and student rights.

He is a First Amendment contributing editor for the American Bar Association's Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. Hudson graduated from Duke University in 1990 and obtained a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1994. He teaches First Amendment classes at Nashville School of Law and Vanderbilt University Law School. He also teaches at Middle Tennessee State University.

Some of his books include: The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book (2007), The Rehnquist Court: Understanding Its Impact and Legacy (2006), The Bill of Rights: The First Ten Amendments of the Constitution (2002), The Fourteenth Amendment: Equal Protection Under the Law (2002), The Rights of Students (2004), Open Government: An American Tradition Faces National Security, Privacy and Other Challenges (2005) and the First Amendment Center’s The Silencing of Student Voices: Preserving Free Speech in America’s Schools (2003).

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