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Journalists find little protection under Illinois shield law
Judge’s recent order forcing reporter to turn over notes, interview tape exposes gaping hole in privileges protecting press from lawyers’ fishing expeditions.   03.27.01

Utah census suit puts another recount battle in court
By Douglas Lee Unlike presidential-election fiasco, this case involves missionaries, military personnel and battle over congressional seat.   02.28.01

Decision in Chicago case could erode protections for political dissenters
By Douglas Lee Demonstrating how easily judges can strip away important minority rights, 7th Circuit panel recently overturned decree that barred police from spying on political groups.   01.24.01

Florida election case proved value of cameras in the courtroom
By Douglas Lee First Amendment right of access to the courts was clear winner in post-election coverage.   12.26.00

Networks should shun congressional hearings on election coverage
By Douglas Lee Voluntary participation by media in hearings would legitimize an illegitimate inquiry.   11.22.00

Poor police work no excuse for stripping journalists of rights
By Douglas Lee Judges are too quick to side with prosecutors who want to use reporters' efforts to prove their case.   11.02.00

Government must remember First Amendment protects unpopular views, too
By Douglas Lee Federal appeals panel's decision should remind officials that they can't guarantee some minorities' civil rights by denying rights to others.   10.09.00

Political nonprofit has tough road ahead in challenging new disclosure rules
By Douglas Lee Courts more likely to sacrifice the interests of anonymous speakers than to endorse system that limits both contributions, spending.   09.13.00

Taking militant stance on public prayer misses the point
By Douglas Lee Insisting on prayer at high school football games is inconsistent with Christianity and the First Amendment.   09.01.00

Technology could block access to open courts
By Douglas Lee Price of convenience for judges, lawyers could be steep for public, news media.   07.28.00



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