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2.23.2005

Court of Appeals Rejects Reporters’ Bid to Keep Sources Confidential

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Efforts to gain federal recognition for a reporter’s privilege against disclosing confidential sources were dealt a serious blow last week when an influential federal appeals court rejected any basis for one. The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals decision in In re Grand Jury Subpoena upheld a trial court judge’s rulings finding two reporters in contempt for their refusal to appear before a grand jury. View full article (PDF).