Articles, Essays, and Dissertations
Hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles were published about the “Skokie March," the court case, and the debate over the scope of First Amendment rights in the United States during the time of the controversy.
Skokie Public Library maintains a clipping file of newspaper articles, collected at the time, in the library (access by appointment). A small sub-set of the articles has been digitized, with permission of the newspapers, and are available in this online collection.
Further examination of the ramifications of the case has been covered in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and dissertations. A selection of these writings are available online.
- Decision Making in a Constitutional Democracy: Policy Formation in the Skokie Free Speech Controversy by David G. Barnum. The Journal of Politics. 44(2). 1982
- The Skokie March that Wasn't by Isaac Brosilow. Jewish Currents. Fall 2018.
- Jews, Nazis, and Civil Liberties by David G. Dalin, American Jewish Year Book 80: 3-28. 1980
- Skokie Revisited: Hate Group Speech and the First Amendment, by Donald A. Downs, Notre Dame Law Review 60. 1985
- 'Swastika War': When the Neo-Nazis Fought in Court to March in Skokie by Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, March 10, 2017
- Skokie, the ACLU and the Endurance of Democratic Theory by Irving Lewis Horowitz and Victoria Curtis Bramson, Law and Contemporary Problems 43: 328-349. Spring 1979
- Nazis Skokie and the First Amendment as Virtue by Edward L. Rubin, California Law Review 74(1). 1986
- The Life and Times of Skokie by Howard Reich, Moment Magazine May/June 2010
- Mediating Political and Social Conflicts: The Skokie-Nazi Dispute by Richard A. Salem, Sociological Practice 10(1). 1992
- Lessons in Free Speech 40 Years After Nazis Planned Skokie March by Aryeh Neier, Chicago Sun-Times, April 25, 2017
- Skokie Natives Recall 1977 Neo-Nazi March by Kerry Lester, Dailyherald.com, updated: 6/19/2017 11:30 AM
Includes several photographs of the counterdemonstrations from the Daily Herald in 1977.
- Firing Line: What Rights to Nazis Have? Transcript of the July 20, 1978 episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.'s public television program, Firing Line. Guests: Alan Dershowitz, Aryeh Neier, and Ernest van den Haag.
- What was the Skokie Case All About? An Advocate Looks Back by David Goldberger, The University of Chicago Law School Record, 31(1): 7-10, Spring 1985
The ACLU lawyer who represented the National Socialist Party of America (NSPA) suggests that the violent reaction to the NSPA had more to do with a growing national and cultural frustration with the legal system than the specific issues of the Skokie case.