The 2005 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award was given to Geoffrey Stone for Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism. In Perilous Times, Stone examines the ways that the First Amendment has been curtailed during wartime throughout American history.
Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Stone joined the UChicago faculty in 1973 after serving as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. He later served as Dean of the University of Chicago Law School from 1987 to 1994 and Provost of the University of Chicago from 1994 to 2002. Stone is the author of many books on constitutional law and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the America Law Institute, the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a member of the American Philosophical Society.