Brian Doherty on Kentucky's Attempt to Ban an Advice Columnist


The state of Kentucky believes that writing a newspaper column is not protected by the First Amendment.

On May 7, Kentucky's office of attorney general sent a letter to newspaper advice columnist John Rosemond. The letter ordered him to sign a consent decree that he would stop practicing psychology without a license in their state, and stop calling himself a psychologist in Kentucky as well, since he was not licensed by the state's Board of Examiners of Psychology.

As Brian Doherty reports, on Wednesday the Institute for Justice will be filing a suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky seeking to enjoin the state from enforcing any restrictions on Rosemond's ability to publish his column and call himself a psychologist.