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John Silber, tough witness, R.I.P.

John Silber, like anyone, had his faults.
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By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  October 05, 2012
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The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards

A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 02, 2010
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The recording industry vs. free speech

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This past week, US District Judge Nancy Gertner granted the industry's request to postpone the trial, originally scheduled to begin January 22, until February 24.
By KYLE SMEALLIE AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  February 04, 2009

Blueprint for disaster

It figures that Attorney General Martha Coakley would scapegoat an epoxy manufacturer for the Big Dig disaster.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 7, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 05, 2007
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Apolitical justice

When they began their careers in the 1960s, few would have predicted that TV broadcaster Dan Rea and US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner would make history together.
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By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 15, 2007
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A judge speaks with candor about judicial cop-outs

Rarely does an audience get to hear a sitting judge deliver anything more than the usual clichés about “blind justice” and the like.
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By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  March 28, 2007


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A return to the shooting gallery

In Boston, one gunshot victim every other day is the norm; one every day is a crisis.
Over the Past six months, Boston has seen an average of one shooting a day — a level not reached since the early ’90s  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 28, 2006