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Charleston Library Conference 

Mar 6, 2017

Bill Hannay, Censorship and "Naked Lunch: The Musical"

Did you know that some of your favorite books and literature have been considered obscene? They may have even been banned from libraries and forbidden distribution. On today’s episode we hear from Bill Hannay about banned books, obscenity trials and the four-year trial that the author of the book “Naked Lunch” endured. All this, and a musical on the thirteenth episode of Against The Grain, The Podcast.

William M. Hannay, Partner, Schiff, Hardin, LLP

William M. Hannay regularly represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal matters, involving federal and state antitrust law and other trade regulation laws. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust, intellectual property, and international business transactions, and is the author or editor of several books on antitrust and intellectual property law, including "The Corporate Counsel's Guide to Unfair Competition,” soon to be published by Thomson Reuter's West Publishing. He is a frequent lecturer at The Charleston Conference.

Mr. Hannay is active in the American Bar Association and is currently Co-Chair of the Joint Editorial Board for International Law, which is co-sponsored by the Uniform Law Commission and the ABA. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York District Attorney's Office and was a law clerk for Justice Tom Clark on the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Yale College and Georgetown University Law Center.