The U.S. Supreme Court's jurisprudence on freedom of speech and press spans little more than 100 years, during which justices from Oliver Wendell Holmes to John Roberts have weighed in on the development of the law. But perhaps more than in some other areas of constitu- tional law, the evolution and growth of free speech have required the courage, sacrifice, determination, and commitment of hundreds, maybe thousands, of litigants over the years who have waged heroic struggles for their rights.
Wermiel, Stephen, "Human Rights Heroes: The Challengers of Free Speech" (2019). Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals. 975.