No more protection of press sources in the USA

Julian —  4. June 2014 — 1 Comment


Supreme Court refuses to take reporter’s case on revealing confidential source (Washington Post):

(…) The court without comment turned down requests from reporter James Risen and a host of media groups to overturn a lower court order and find that reporters are protected by the Constitution from testifying about their sources. (…)

A district judge had said Risen did not have to testify. But a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond disagreed in a 2 to 1 decision. The majority said that under Supreme Court precedent, the First Amendment does not protect reporters from revealing who supplied them with unauthorized leaks. (…)

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