Free speech and civil liberties
(Walter Olson writings by topic)
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"Lost in the Wash" (bank "know-your-customer" rules), Reason, March 1999.

"A Legacy of Dirty Laundry" (brief contribution to symposium on harassment law), The Women's Quarterly, Winter 1999.

"Tripp Wire" (use of informants), Reason, April 1998.

"Shut Up, They Explained" ("zero-tolerance" policies), Reason, June 1997.

"Judge Dread" (on Robert Bork, Slouching Toward Gomorrah), Reason, April 1997.

"Have You Used a Kid Today as a Political Pawn?", Chicago Tribune, November 14, 1996.

"The Long Arm of Harassment Law", New York Times, July 7, 1996.

When Sensitivity Training Is the Law”, “Rule of Law” column, Wall Street Journal, January 20, 1993.

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