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One of the most rapidly changing and complex areas of the law revolves around the propriety and wisdom of federal court ((interference" with state court proceedings involving first amendment rights. Mr. Stickgold examines the doctrine being evolved in this area, centering the discussion around Dombrowski v. Pfister and cases that have followed it. The author reports that several courts have not followed the Dombrowski mandates, and consequently, fundamental first amendment freedoms are not adequately protected.