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David Fellman

Born: Sep 14, 1907

Death: Nov 23, 2003

Birthplace: Nebraska

Nationality: United States

David Fellman

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1907
Date of Death : Nov 23, 2003
Birth Place : Nebraska

David Fellman was an United States law and civil liberties and advocate for academic freedom. He taught general constitutional law, administrative law and civil liberties. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Fellman was a member of the Omaha Central High School debate team that won the Nebraska state championship in 1925. That same year, he had been named as the best extemporaneous speaker in the state. He received A.B. and M.A. degrees from the University of Nebraska and the Ph.D. degree from Yale University. He taught at the University of Nebraska from 1934 to 1947 and the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1947 until he retired in 1978, holding the Vilas chair for the last fifteen of those years. He maintained an office at UW–Madison through the late 1980s. His many books include The Censorship of Books, The Defendant’s Rights, The Limits of Freedom, The Supreme Court and Education, The Constitutional Rights of Association, Religion in American Public Law, The Defendant's Rights Under English Law, and The Defendant's Rights Today.

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