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Cochran Figures in High Court Speech Case

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Cochran Figures in High Court Speech Case

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Cochran Figures in High Court Speech Case

Cochran Figures in High Court Speech Case

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The Supreme Court hears arguments over a ruling that bans a former client of lawyer Johnnie Cochran from speaking about Cochran. Attorneys for Ulysses Tory say the lower court restraint on his speech, enacted by a lower court, violates the First Amendment. The earlier ruling barred Tory from ever speaking about Cochran in public because Tory conducted a campaign of defamation against the lawyer. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.