Ron Collins and David Skover are friends. Ron lives in the East, David in the West. They have been writing together for almost three decades. Their work is a joint effort, with David manning the keys and Ron pacing. They have coauthored four books together, The Death of Discourse (1996, 2005), The Trials of Lenny Bruce (2002, 2012), MANIA (2013), and On Dissent (2013).
Ron, who grew up in Southern California and graduated from
the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, is the Harold S. Shefelman Scholar
at the University of Washington Law School. David, who grew up in
Wisconsin and earned his law degree from Yale, is the Fredric C. Tausend
Professor of Constitutional Law at Seattle University. Both have
written numerous scholarly articles (often together) in journals such as
the Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and in the Supreme Court Review.