Renowned lawyer to discuss First Amendment July 13

Corn-Revere secured posthumous pardon for comedian Lenny Bruce
July 12, 2019

Robert Corn-Revere, best known for successfully petitioning for a posthumous pardon for comedian Lenny Bruce in 2003, will be the featured speaker at the Lewes Public Library Saturday, July 13, as part of the Taking A Stand summer lecture series. The program begins at 6 p.m.

Corn-Revere will discuss his work to secure a pardon for Bruce, who had been convicted nearly 40 years earlier for obscenity in 1964. The charges stemmed from a performance at Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village, when Bruce used more than 100 obscene words, according to reports.

Corn-Revere also successfully defended CBS and Viacom following Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII.

The lecture series is co-hosted by the Lewes Public Library and Topical Seminars. Topical Seminars is a bi-monthly meeting of members of the community interested in participating in sessions of informed discourse on a variety of topics. The goal is to have a shared learning experience that will improve the social capital of the community.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733 or stop by the Circulation Desk at the library. For more information, call the library during regular business hours or go to

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