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The Free Speech MovementReflections on Berkeley in the 1960s$
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Robert Cohen

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222212

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222212.001.0001

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A Movement Lawyer’s Perspective

(p.433) The FSM
The Free Speech Movement

Malcolm Burnstein

University of California Press

This chapter offers a lawyer's perspective on the Free Speech Movement (FSM). It relates the author's experience in counselling and later participating in the criminal defense of the participants in the FSM. It suggests that the FSM defense offered many opportunities for socially conscious lawyers to put their skills and professional training to work for principles in which they believed. It explains that the principal reason for the convictions of the FSM defendants was the waiver of jury trials, a decision based on the felt need to expedite the proceedings and free the defendants for academic and other endeavors.

Keywords:   lawyer, FSM, criminal defense, convictions, jury trials

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