Supreme Court Won’t Intervene in New York Times’ Reporter’s Case

Like & Share E&P:
RSS
Follow by Email
Facebook
Facebook
Google+
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/supreme-court-won-t-intervene-in-new-york-times-reporter-s-case/
LinkedIn

By: Tim Molloy | The Wrap

The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in the case of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who is facing jail for refusing to identify a confidential source.

In a one-line order Monday, the court turned down Risen’s appeal, effectively siding with the government. Federal authorities say they need to know the name of a source for a chapter of his 2006 book “State of War” in order to protect national security. They are trying to prove that Risen’s source was former CIA agent Jeffrey Sterling.

Comments:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *