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Well syndicated advice columnist fighting to free speech battle with the state of Kentucky.
His -- which appears in hundreds of newspapers identifies the author as a psychologist.
But Kentucky says he cannot identify himself that way because of where he got his license to practice psychology.
Fox news media analyst Howard Kurtz is live in Washington hi Howard tell us more.
-- -- -- John -- makes his living giving advice about parenting he writes the syndicated columns on everything from dealing with the terrible -- to Brothers who keep fighting.
But now the North Carolina author is fighting his work centered in the state of Kentucky.
After discovering that the Lexington herald leader was running one of his columns of Kentucky board of examiners of psychology.
Or dating him to stop publishing in the states saying he's not licensed to practice psychology there now.
Grossman told me the order is an absurd case of government overreaching.
By their definition of the practice of psychology Dr.
Phil is practicing psychology and Kentucky.
Without a Kentucky's psychology license -- -- -- Laura doctor drew.
And numerous other people.
I think they came after and this may sound does someone narcissistic I hope it doesn't I think they came after the little guy because they expected me to fold out of fear.
Of their bureaucratic authority.
So -- -- -- yeah how how do you Kentucky officials defend going after this columnist.
Like talk to the chairman of the board the psychology board there and she backed off a little bit not so much challenging.
-- of ability to give advice but saying.
He doesn't describe -- -- probably -- -- calls itself a psychologist when he's a psychological associate who has been rejects that particular interpretation of the law and he has gone to federal court filing suit saying this is a free speech case and the government of Kentucky is violating his first amendment rights.
-- interest saying all right keep us posted on what happened thanks aren't absolutely thank you.
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