Floyd Abrams Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation
Floyd Abrams has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement award by The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation. The foundation honored seven individuals whose efforts help protect and enhance First Amendment rights for all Americans and to raise awareness of modern-day challenges to freedom of speech and expression. The Lifetime Achievement award was given to Abrams for his lifelong devotion to Constitutional law. Abrams has argued numerous significant First Amendment cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Many arguments he has made orally and in his briefs to the Court have been adopted by it as binding precedent protecting freedom of speech and the press from infringement by the government. He will be honored at the foundation’s annual First Amendment Awards event on May 15, 2019, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.