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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2006

Pulitzer winner will address UH seminar

Advertiser Staff


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A two-day seminar on the First Amendment will be held tomorrow and Saturday at the University of Hawai'i's William S. Richardson School of Law.

"The First Amendment in Crisis" is sponsored by The Cades Foundation and the Hawai'i State Bar Association, with support from The Hono-lulu Advertiser and the Society of Professional Journalists, Hawai'i chapter. The first session begins at 2 p.m. tomorrow, and the seminar will resume at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

The sessions are free and open to the public, but a dinner at 6 p.m. tomorrow will cost $60, and reservations are required. The keynote speaker will be two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Lewis, former New York Times columnist and author of "Gideon's Trumpet" and "Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment."

The events:


  • 2 p.m. "Prior Restraints." UH law school dean Avi Soifer and a panel that will include UH professors Gerald Kato and Jon Van Dyke, U.S. District Judge David Ezra and Massachusetts Chief Justice Margaret Marshall will discuss whether this freedom is being diluted in the post-9/11 era.

  • 3:45 p.m. "Military Justice and the First Amendment." Military justice expert Eugene Fidell will head a panel that includes Ha-wai'i Public Radio news director Kayla Rosenfeld, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporter Gregg Kakesako, military law expert John Schum, and attorneys Eric Seitz and Jay Fidell.

  • 6 p.m. Dinner with keynote speech by Lewis.


  • 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast.

  • 9 a.m. "Newsgathering and Access to Government." Attorneys Jeff Portnoy and Joe Steinfield, First Amendment experts, will discuss whether government increasingly is being conducted behind closed doors. The panel will include state Sen. Les Ihara, UH professor Beverly Keever and Honolulu Advertiser Editor Saundra Keyes.

  • 10:45 a.m. "Reporters' Privilege Does it Exist?" Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C., will lead a panel that includes Honolulu Prosecutor Peter Carlisle, Advertiser reporter Jim Dooley and Anthony Lewis.

  • 12:15 p.m. Free lunch with speech by Marshall.