DOJ Says NYT Reporter Can't Hide Behind Bogus Privilege

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT) -- In a bid to force a New York Times reporter to testify, the U.S. Department of Justice urged the Fourth Circuit on Monday to follow a recent decision by the First Circuit and find that journalists do not enjoy a special privilege against revealing their confidential sources.

The First Circuit was correct to conclude in July that the U.S. Supreme Court has already debunked the idea of a reporter's privilege in criminal cases, the DOJ wrote in a letter, and so the Fourth Circuit should compel...
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