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Ombudsman columns

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The war on journalism
Ombudsman Closing off information to the public by squeezing the press leaves us in the dark with pundit prattle, poor policies and panic.  10.22.01

Freedom flees in terror from Sept. 11 disaster
Ombudsman Do we really want to add constitutional freedoms to the sorrowful list of casualties?  09.19.01

The making of a First Amendment martyr
Ombudsman Journalist Vanessa Leggett sits in jail because she wonít become an investigative pawn of government.  08.22.01

Freedom of speech: Rated 'R' for restricted
Ombudsman Voluntary rating systems donít go far enough for those who would dictate what we see in the comfort of a theater or listen to in the privacy of our homes.  07.19.01

The thought police: Lay down your rights and back away slowly!
Ombudsman Law enforcement seems to be increasingly involved in hauling people off to court for committing acts of expression.  06.21.01

Ducking questions, principal puts reporter in handcuffs
Ombudsman Trying to report feature on baby ducks at Virginia school lands Kelly Campbell of Potomac News in jail.  06.15.01

Will Supreme Court give primacy to privacy?
Ombudsman If justices protect cell-phone privacy at the expense of First Amendment free-press rights, we'll all lose.  01.04.01

First Amendment: still under siege at age 209
Ombudsman Spoiling this year's birthday party are those who sense they can restrict our first freedoms by tapping into deep resentments of ordinary people against expression they despise.  12.15.00

A hero without sword or shield
Ombudsman William Lawbaugh stood up for campus press freedom at Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland, and has paid a steep price.  11.27.00

A leaky bureaucracy is good for democracy
Ombudsman Through legislative legerdemain, we nearly ended up with a law that would have punished those who seek to promote good government.  11.10.00

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