Judge Cuts Boston Globe Reporter Some ‘Slack’

By: Michael Doyle | McClaychydc.com

Boston Globe reporter Donovan Slack on Tuesday succeeded in blocking a former Boston street performer’s effort to subpoena her.

In a 14-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell rejected the pleas by performer Bruce Peck. Peck was seeking to compel Slack’s testimony, a part of his suit against the city of Boston. Specifically, Peck was trying to find out more about space restrictions imposed by Boston on street performers at the city’s Faneuil Hall beginning in the summer of 2008.

As Judge Howell noted, the Globe in August 2008 published an article by Slack entitled “A Rhythmic, Rocking Cradle of Liberty No More, City Corrals Street Artists at Faneuil Hall.” Wrote Slack:

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