Douglas Lee commentaries/analyses
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Moot Court competitors to tackle issue of violent video games
By Douglas Lee Forty-two teams will argue whether the First Amendment protects game-maker from liability when a student, inspired by the game, shoots his teacher.
We have nothing to fear except a fearful government
By Douglas Lee Anxiety motivates public officials to clamp down on citizens' First Amendment rights.
State chief justice sides with majority, but gives map to news media for next time
By Douglas Lee In her concurring opinion, Wisconsin's Shirley S. Abrahamson lays out plan for trial court judges to follow to ensure public, press access to pre-trial discovery materials.
Illinois high court deals crippling blow to journalistic privilege
By Douglas Lee While Pawlaczyk will not apply in every case, it gives state's prosecutors frightening new weapon in their increasing efforts to obtain reporters' testimony.
Judges don't do justice any favors by keeping cameras out of courtroom
By Douglas Lee In separate cases that command attention, New York judge opts to allow public to access trial through televised coverage while California court bars cameras.
Secret juries threaten integrity of judicial system
Provision of new law seeking to protect jurors from harm misses mark, instead damages openness of courtrooms.
Rewrite of 10 Commandments still fails test
By Douglas Lee Indiana school district's code of conduct might pass if admonition to 'Trust in God' were dropped.
Illinois justice goes out on a limb for First Amendment, Matthew Hale
By Douglas Lee Outspoken state Supreme Court justice was white supremacist's only defender in effort to obtain law license.
With arm-twisting or without, FBI exposes government's penchant for censorship
By Douglas Lee Even if no specific request was made by agents to close Crowded Theater Web site, the threat to the First Amendment is real.
New rules put gag on too tight for Illinois lawyers
By Douglas Lee Right to a fair trial cannot justify unnecessary restrictions on attorneys' speech.