Douglas Lee commentaries/analyses
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Technology could block access to open courts
By Douglas Lee Price of convenience for judges, lawyers could be steep for public, news media.
Court overturns reporters' contempt charges, but rulings are nothing to cheer about
In North Carolina contempt cases, 4th Circuit pays lip service to constitutional right to gather news but ultimately ducks critical issue.
Oklahoma court makes dubious assumptions about cameras in court
By Douglas Lee Decision sends disturbing message to trial court judges across country by assuming that televised coverage will taint jury pool, interfere with fair trial.
Telemarketers battle static from federal regulators
By Douglas Lee Congress again takes aim at unpopular industry that is already overburdened.
Dramatic events surrounding fight for Elián highlight the First Amendment in action
By Douglas Lee Freedoms of assembly, speech and the press underscore how different the United States really is from Cuba.
It was bad enough when only lawyers were censored in Illinois
By Douglas Lee Prosecutors, police are overreacting to new state Supreme Court rules by cutting off press, public access to police blotters, other basic information.