Vol. III, No. 7 July 1997

WE WON! The Supreme Court overturned the CDA. Here is my analysis of the decision.


by Jonathan Wallace

Here's why I left the law. I admit that legal work has its intellectual attractions, but the worst thing about lawyers is that they confuse "can" with "should". Accident cases have become a highly inefficient bureaucracy for redistributing wealth.

Other voices:

Gosta Lovgren proposes a Constitutional amendment barring lawyers from public office

Seth Finkelstein on Shakespeare's lawyer joke

Columns. We got columns. Ionic, Doric, Corinthian. Make any hovel look like a castle

Auren Hoffman on Cloning

Bob Wilson on President Clinton, Paula Jones and Time Well Spent

Richard Thieme's Islands in the Clickstream: No More Pencils, No More Books

Sigmund Shen on Tiger Woods

Danny Yee Reviews Sara Baase's A Gift of Fire


Bob Wilson on Flagburning

John Payson on The Right to Revolution


Martin Siegel's NetToon

Snipe's Portfolio

Net Freedoms

The Netpics Prosecution and its Implications for ISP's

Here is a mirror of the anonymous Canadian Green Party page, banned by the government of that country..

Why Libraries Shouldn't Buy Censorware

The Censorware Page

by Jonathan Wallace and Mark Mangan

"Required reading for anyone interested in free speech in modern society."
New York Times Book Review

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"Noticing that no-one held the values I defended, I decided to make a spectacle of myself."--Richard Foreman

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Artist: Laurie Caro; all art copyright Laurie Caro 1997 except as otherwise indicated

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