2013-07-22 21:13:59

US court ruling could have implications for journalistic freedom and government leaks

A more than 100-page appeals court ruling handed down Friday could have major implications for journalism in the United States. The 4th Circuit Court held that the First Amendment does not protect reporters from testifying against people suspected of leaking information to them. The New York Times reporter at the center of the case, James Risen, previously vowed to go to prison to protect his sources, but his lawyers say they're now evaluating their options. In Washington, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.


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