The U.S. Supreme Court did little last week to keep some reporters from being roughed up by lower courts for failing to reveal their sources. That’s troubling, because of the chilling effect it could have on aggressive reporting. Then there is this: The New York Times’ Judith Miller and Time’s Matthew Cooper, who did not use CIA agent Valerie Plame’s name, could face jail time for not revealing who leaked it to them. Yet conservative columnist Robert Novak, who used the name, faces no such jail time. What gives?
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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