Feds Take Bid For NYT Reporter's Sources To 4th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (October 20, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors asked the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday to force a New York Times journalist to testify about his confidential sources at the upcoming trial of an ex-CIA officer accused of leaking classified information regarding an operation to disrupt Iran's nuclear weapons program to the reporter.

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to overturn a July ruling by U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema that Times reporter James Risen doesn't need to divulge information about confidential sources he used at the trial of former CIA officer...
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