THE BATTLE OVER ELECTION SPIN
FindLaw columnist, attorney, and author Julie Hilden explains why the
portrayal of Gore as a sore loser in the days since the election has been to
some extent unfair. However, she contends that Gore has made some decisions
play into this portrayal and suggests a way for the vice president to
reverse this spin,
with the help of President Clinton.
Monday, Nov. 27, 2000
DEFENDING FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE
Attorney, author and FindLaw columnist Julie Hilden argues that many employer-mandated confidentiality agreements should be illegal. She draws a parallel between two authors who lost the right to publish their books based on such agreements -- a CIA agent whose case went to the Supreme Court, and a George editor who was silenced by an agreement required by John F. Kennedy Jr.
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000
"CHEERS" ROBOT CHALLENGED
FindLaw columnist and attorney Julie Hilden explains the legal issues in the
recent "Cheers" case, in which the actors who played Norm and Cliff complain
that robot doubles of them were created without their permission. She
explains why, in her view, the actors should lose.
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000
THE CONSTITUTION AS NUISANCE
FindLaw columnist and attorney Julie Hilden argues that in the third
Presidential debate, both candidates failed seriously to address the
Constitutional issues their positions on capital punishment and media
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000
PURSUING DEEP THROAT
Attorney and FindLaw Columnist Julie
Hilden contends that the law should offer better protection to journalists' confidential
Thursday, Oct. 09, 2000
ALMOST A LITMUS TEST
Attorney and FindLaw Columnist Julie Hilden reflects on Al Gore's candid
admission, during the first Presidential debate, that judicial nominees'
records as lower court judges can help Presidents predict how they will vote
on the Supreme Court.
Wednesday, Oct. 04, 2000
HOLLYWOOD-BASHING AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Attorney and writer Julie Hilden explores the newest frenzy to regulate violence in the media
and concludes that the true victim of such regulation would be the First Amendment.
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2000
ETHICS, SADISM AND "SURVIVOR
All of the contestants are following the rules of the game on
"Survivor," but not everyone appears to be comfortable with them. What
does the game show tell us about ourselves?
Thursday, Jul. 27, 2000
A former litigator analyzes why the lawyer got kicked off the wildly popular
game show "Survivor," and asks what lawyers can learn from it all..
Thursday, Jun. 15, 2000
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