Skip to comments.Time Magazine to Hand Over Reporter Notes
Posted on 06/30/2005 6:15:10 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
NEW YORK - Time Inc. said Thursday it would comply with a court order to deliver the notes of a reporter threatened with jail in the investigation of the leak of an undercover CIA officer's name.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan is threatening to jail Matthew Cooper of Time and Judith Miller of The New York Times for contempt for refusing to disclose their sources.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the reporters' appeal and the grand jury investigating the leak expires in October. The reporters, if in jail, would be freed at that time.
In a statement, Time said it believes "the Supreme Court has limited press freedom in ways that will have a chilling effect on our work and that may damage the free flow of information that is so necessary in a democratic society." '
But it also said that despite its concerns, it will turn over the records to the special counsel investigating the leak.
Thought you might be interested in this; I haven't kept up on the case so maybe it's not breaking news.
I wonder who the leaker is.
Welcome to our world.
Thanks---very early here and this is new news. The previous reports were they were contemplating giving the information, so the fact that they have decided to is indeed breaking (and no surprise, imo).
I'm sure they are busy "collecting" the notes as we speak.
Fox doing an Alert on it now and I could slap them. The guy (sorry, forget his name) presented it as if it's precedent setting.
This is absurd. Matt Cooper has already spoken with this grand jury after having been held in contempt before. Is it so hard to report in context?! The rulings ordering Cooper and Miller to cooperate were based on Supreme Court precedent that said reporters had to testify in criminal cases.
Wow, even Time ragazine is mad at the SCOTUS.
"In a statement, Time said it believes "the Supreme Court has limited press freedom in ways that will have a chilling effect on our work...""
One can only hope.
At least maybe they can still throw Judith Miller in jail.
SCOTUS...just racking up enemies with every ruling. They've forgotten that the government that governs least, governs best.
Will someone explain to me so that I can understand it why Robert Novak was not before this judge for HIS column?
I can't wait to hear what's in those notes.
Jail them anyway. Indeed they ought to be uncommonly grateful for not being tossed to lions, which should have been an SOP.
It should be in breaking news, imo. Some days I just don't understand what is considered breaking and what isn't.
"At least maybe they can still throw Judith Miller in jail."
Nah, they'll probably just put her in Gitmo. Not even the full Martha Stewart treatment.
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