4th Circ. Stays Case Over Reporter's Bid To Shield Source

Law360, Los Angeles (November 7, 2013, 5:36 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit on Thursday granted New York Times reporter James Risen's request to delay a case involving his testimony on confidential information he received about CIA operations, this while he pursues an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over whether he can protect the source's identity.

The appellate court granted Risen's motion to stay through Jan. 13 a mandate that would require him to disclose whether ex-CIA official Jeffrey Sterling gave him confidential information about an operation to disrupt Iran's nuclear weapons program. The federal government's case against Sterling, who was indicted in...
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