Ex-LA Times Reporter Must Testify At Lee Baca’s Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (December 1, 2016, 9:08 PM EST) -- A California federal judge Thursday rejected a former Los Angeles Times reporter’s bid to avoid testifying at former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca's corruption trial, saying that while the First Amendment concerns of the press were “well-established,” the testimony wouldn’t involve confidential sources or off-the-record conversations.

U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson said former Los Angeles Times journalist Robert Faturechi would be required to answer questions at the trial about an interview he did with Baca that was cited in a September 2011 story he wrote for the...
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