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A James Joyce novel, efforts to smuggle it, and the ongoing battle over censorship

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From left: University of Sioux Falls Professor Mike Thompson, J.D., & Augustana University Professor Patrick Hicks, Ph.D.

The attached interview above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment.

The United States has a long history of protecting free speech from government intrusion. Today we explore the famed case of United States v. One Book Called Ulysses.

It's the story of a James Joyce novel, efforts to smuggle a single copy into the country to challenge obscenity laws, and how lawyers made history that impacts our ability to read what we want to read to this day.

Augustana University Professor Patrick Hicks, Ph.D., and University of Sioux Falls Professor Mike Thompson, J.D., have the rollicking legal and literary drama.