First Amendment Center
David L. Hudson Jr.
David L. Hudson Jr. is an expert in First Amendment issues who writes for firstamendmentcenter.org and for other publications. Hudson teaches law and was a scholar at the First Amendment Center. He is the author or co-author of more than 30 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 has taught at Middle Tennessee State University.
Some of his books include: Let the Students Speak!: A History of the Fight for Free Expression in American Schools, (2011), The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book (2007), The Rehnquist Court: Understanding Its Impact and Legacy (2006), Open Government: An American Tradition Faces National Security, Privacy and Other Challenges (2005), The Rights of Students (2004), the First Amendment Center's The Silencing of Student Voices: Preserving Free Speech in America's Schools (2003), The Bill of Rights: The First Ten Amendments of the Constitution (2002) and The Fourteenth Amendment: Equal Protection Under the Law (2002).