Douglas Lee columns
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Suing over satire? Let's be reasonable
By Douglas Lee State appeals court doesn't give Texans much credit for knowing the difference between real news and satire.
When judges act as editors, public loses out
By Douglas Lee 2001 closes with three disparate decisions by trial judges with seemingly common goal of blocking public's right to know.
White supremacist gets good news in midst of setback
By Douglas Lee Illinois high court decision supporting solicitors' First Amendment rights could boost Matthew Hale, other fringe fund-raisers.
Anonymous speech tough to pull off in trying times
By Douglas Lee We need to resist the temptation to silence those we cannot see and do not know.
Courts employ faulty logic to embrace 'civic prayer'
By Douglas Lee But flawed reasoning doesn’t mean that prayer or other religious speech should be barred from village halls or other public places.
It all adds up to loss for First Amendment
By Douglas Lee Whether critics of Texas town’s new math curriculum win or lose federal suit, dispute will teach schools how to squelch dissent and get away with it.
Illinois attorneys should stand up for avowed racist
By Douglas Lee First Amendment rights of lawyers shouldn’t be sacrificed on altar of political correctness.
Idaho high court's misstep shouldn't be ignored
By Douglas Lee Ruling is clear, unprecedented and alarming: A newspaper that publishes information obtained from court records can be liable for invasion of privacy.
Ruling affirming anonymous jury flouts principle of open trials
By Douglas Lee 5th Circuit decision in U.S. v. Brown treats ordinary newsgathering as threat to ‘integrity and independence of the jury process.’
Muzzling advertisers won't make parents more responsible
By Douglas Lee Sen. Joe Lieberman’s plan to penalize media companies for marketing adult material to minors will only inject government into speech between manufacturer, consumer.
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