Michael Bamberger

Attorney Michael Bamberger wins FTRF Roll of Honor Award

Michael Bamberger quoted in American Libraries, June 11, 2012

First Amendment attorney Michael A. Bamberger has been named the recipient of the 2012 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award…. Bamberger is perhaps best known for the landmark case Hudnut v. American Booksellers Association, a challenge to an Indianapolis anti-pornography ordinance…. In 1985, the Supreme Court affirmed the lower courts’ decisions to strike down the ordinance as unconstitutional.

Michael Bamberger Wins Battle Against Overly Broad Sex Laws

The Am Law Daily, September 20, 2010 by Zach Lowe

Bamberger is back in the news today, and once again it’s for winning a major court battle on behalf of groups concerned about the implications of what sound at first like sensible laws aimed at protecting minors…. The two laws struck a collection of bookstore owners and publishing associations as far too broad, even though state officials insisted that the laws would only be applied to “hard-core pornography,” Bamberger says. (He notes that the language of the statute doesn’t use the words “hard-core pornography.”)