100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History presents 100 profiles of the key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Edited by Melvin I. Urofsky, a respected constitutional historian, each 2,000-word profile delves into the social and political context behind landmark Court decisions. For example, while a case like Brown v. Board of Education is about an important idea—the equal protection of the law—at its heart it is the story of a little girl, Linda Brown, who wanted to go to a decent school near her home. The outcome is accessible and objective “stories” about the individuals—heroes and scoundrels—who fought their way to constitutional history.

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner

The Right to Sexual Expression

“I Only Read the Articles”

United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.

529 U.S. 803 (2000)

Hugh Marston Hefner is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy, the most successful men's magazine of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and a man who is committed to free speech and press liberties in the United States.

Few people represent the sweeping social and cultural changes in the United States of the late twentieth century better than Hugh Hefner. When the first issue of Playboy appeared in December 1953, Hefner little realized that he had created a cultural phenomenon and launched a publication that would make him one of the most recognized and influential of Americans. From its humble roots (his father was born in a ...

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