SCOTUS Won’t Make Reporter Testify On Aurora Sources

People line up outside the Supreme Court to listen to arguments on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Washington. The Supreme Court is considering whether police may search cellphones found on people they arrest without fir... People line up outside the Supreme Court to listen to arguments on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Washington. The Supreme Court is considering whether police may search cellphones found on people they arrest without first getting a warrant. (AP Photo) MORE LESS
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an effort to force a television news reporter to reveal her sources for a story about the suspect in the mass shooting that left 12 people dead in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012.

The justices did not comment Tuesday in leaving in place a decision by New York’s top appellate court that shielded Fox News reporter Jana Winter from being called to testify in a Colorado court. Winter is based in New York.

Lawyers for suspect James Holmes wanted Winter brought to Colorado to name two law officers who told her Holmes had mailed a notebook depicting violence to a psychiatrist. The lawyers said the sources violated a judge’s gag order and won’t be credible as trial witnesses.

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  1. Avatar for jjpm jjpm says:

    Fux news be held accountable? Rupert won’t be seen as spying on us like Britian(SkyNews), we have laws and he has the SCOTUS?

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