New Book Details Fight for Academic Freedom

Marjorie Heins, civil liberties lawyer and MCC Adjunct Professor, has written a new book detailing the court battles fought by academics in New York to preserve freedom of expression on campus. Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge follows the stories of intellectuals and educators who were subjected to intense investigations because of their political beliefs or surmised associations.

"In this insightful and illuminating history of academic freedom and the Constitution, Marjorie Heins brings to life the characters, controversies, and cases that have framed the evolution of this critical and contentious realm of American liberty."

                       -Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago