David L. Hudson Jr. is a First Amendment expert and law professor at Vanderbilt University. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of more than 40 books and has written several devoted to student-speech issues, including “Freedom of Speech: Documents Decoded” and “Let the Students Speak: A History of the Fight for Free Expression in American Schools.” Hudson also serves as the First Amendment Ombudsman for the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center.

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