NY Shield Law Follows NY Reporters Wherever They Go

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 12:48 AM EST) -- On Dec. 10, 2013, the New York State Court of Appeals in James Holmes v. Winter resoundingly reaffirmed the important public policy underlying the New York statutory scheme that allows New York journalists to preserve the anonymity of their confidential sources:

[T]here is no principle more fundamental or well-established than the right of a reporter to refuse to divulge a confidential source. ... New York journalists should not have to consult the law in the jurisdiction where a source is located or where a story ‘breaks’...
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