Author Thomas Healy speaking on free speech this week

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.— Author Thomas Healy is speaking this week at Marshall University on the origins of free speech.

Healy is appearing for the first spring lecture of the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series at the Huntington school. The event is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall.

Healy is the author of “The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind — and Changed the History of Free Speech in America.” The book has won several awards.

He is a professor of constitutional and First Amendment law at Seton Hall University School of Law.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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