Burt Neuborne

Burt Neuborne is the Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties and founding legal director of NYU Law School’s  Brennan Center for Justice and has participated in more than two hundred cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Neuborne is the author of Madison’s Music and the forthcoming When at Times the Mob Is Swayed: A Citizen’s Guide to Keeping Our Republic (both from The New Press) and lives in New York.

News and Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times calls Madison's Music "a detailed history of the transformation of First Amendment law."


JURIST’s Arjun Mishra interviewed Burt Neuborne about Madison's First Amendment and the ways it can be interpreted.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Erwin Chemerinsky writes that Neuborne "elegantly examines James Madison’s intent when he initially drafted the First Amendment."

Books by Burt Neuborne

Madison’s Music
On Reading the First Amendment

Burt Neuborne