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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Reporter Over Identity of Source
NYT ^ | 06/02/2014 | Adam Liptak

Posted on 06/02/2014 8:17:08 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from James Risen, a New York Times reporter facing jail for refusing to identify a confidential source.

The court’s one-line order gave no reasons but effectively sided with the government in a confrontation between what prosecutors said is an imperative to secure evidence in a national security prosecution and what journalists said is an intolerable infringement of press freedom.

The case arose from a subpoena to Mr. Risen seeking information about his source for a chapter of his 2006 book “State of War.” Prosecutors say they need Mr. Risen’s testimony to prove that the source was Jeffrey Sterling, a former Central Intelligence Agency official.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holder; jamesrisen; natsec; nyt; risen; scotus

1 posted on 06/02/2014 8:17:09 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; Salvation; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

2 posted on 06/02/2014 8:18:29 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I thought his name was James Rosen


3 posted on 06/02/2014 8:19:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; All

The development of a Fascist State like Hitler had in 1930’s Germany, and what Obama almost has now in the nearly former USA, depends upon opposition leaders who refuse to lead the opposition, but continue to stay in power by support of their morally weak supporters.

The last attempt to oppose Obama failed when Boehner, Cantor, McConnell and McCain caved in to the stonewalling refusal to negotiate by Reid and Obama in late 2013 and early 2014.

Until effective voter pressure can be brought to bear on the Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate to replace the Republican Leadership in the House and Senate, Obama will continue to “Fundamentally transform the United States of America” into the most powerful Fascist Empire that the World has ever known.

Will these opposition Congressmen and women act before the November 2014 Election, or will they continue to wait to lose again, as usual, to the Left Wing, low information Voter in November, 2014?

BTW, money and reason are wasted on multimillionaire career politicians as they cannot be bought or convinced - - - they are the hardened professional criminal politicians that we have, for decades, elected and tolerated, gratefully for the “free” stuff that they have bought our votes with.

Obama is just doing as he was raised up to do, and will never change.

Our opposition Republican Leaders are doing everything that they can to make sure Obama is successful, and they will never change.

The change must come from opposition House Members and Senators in “both” parties, before low-information voters have made up their minds about whether or not to continue the status quo.

The Summer of 2014 is the last chance for We, the People to force our House and Senate Members to change their leadership before Labor Day, 2014, when early voting begins?

_________________

Word for Today:
“ Fascism: Noun. - - - A system of Government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of the opposition - - - “

Hitler, Hitler,
He’s our Man!
If he can’t do it,
Judge Roberts can!

Roberts, Roberts,
He’s our Man!
If he can’t do it,
Geithner’s IRS can!

Geightner, Geithner,
He’s our Man!
If he can’t do it,
BLM’s Reid can!

Reid, Reid,
He’s our Man!
If he can’t do it,
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Soetoro, Soetoro,
He’s our Man!
If he can’t do it,
Obama’s EPA can.

Obama, Obama,
He’s our man!
If he can’t do it,
Gestapo Holder can!

Holder, Holder,
He’s our Man!
If he can’t do it,
The Democrats
Damn sure will!


4 posted on 06/02/2014 8:20:56 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: silverleaf

James Rosen with an o is with Fox — but he is also under the government thumb in a similar way.

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22james+rosen%22+fox%22+government&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb


5 posted on 06/02/2014 8:21:56 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: BuckeyeTexan

So what information was leaked that is so damaging to the country?


6 posted on 06/02/2014 8:22:47 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Graewoulf
The development of a Fascist State like Hitler had in 1930’s Germany, and what Obama almost has now in the nearly former USA

No truer words spoken. And there is literally nothing in his way. Just a few useless committees, lots of talk, few real patriots in the Republican Party in Washington and that's about it. Don't forget the communists MSM. That one entity has caused more destruction than any radical in the world.

7 posted on 06/02/2014 8:26:21 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me
The New York Times has been a major cheerleader in promoting the theory that the 2nd Amendment doesn't really mean what it says.

And the 1st Amendment doesn't really mean what it says either when liberalism is established as the state religion and when the invented rights of the gay mafia to services from people of religion are concerned.

Can they really be surprised when the Freedom of the Press portion of the 1st Amendment is so easily discarded as well?

8 posted on 06/02/2014 8:32:20 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Graewoulf
The Republicans are hopeless.

We need our own UKIP.

9 posted on 06/02/2014 8:33:09 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I find the irony delicious: Risen is a scumbag who worked with Dem moles in the security apparatus to sabotage as many of Bush's covert anti-terrorist ops as he could, helping to pave the way for Obama's election.

Now he will probably be jailed by Obama.

10 posted on 06/02/2014 8:36:23 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: BuckeyeTexan
But Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. hinted last week that the Justice Department might choose not to ask the trial judge to jail Mr. Risen for contempt should he refuse to testify.

Now that the kangaroo court has rubber stamped what Holder wanted, I'm sure Risen feels all warm and fuzzy about the possibility that the King's Chief Legal Officer will show mercy.

11 posted on 06/02/2014 8:36:46 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: silverleaf

Two different journalists. James Risen with NYT. James Rosen with Fox News.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 8:37:26 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Graewoulf

It is beyond time for voting. We the people need to be able to sue and have these politicians removed immediately from office to be replaced by representatives that can and will carry out the will of their constituents.

The system we have now is being gamed by the professional politicians for their own benefit.


13 posted on 06/02/2014 8:40:37 AM PDT by wrench
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To: BuckeyeTexan
RE:”The court’s one-line order gave no reasons but effectively sided with the government in a confrontation between what prosecutors said is an imperative to secure evidence in a national security prosecution and what journalists said is an intolerable infringement of press freedom. “

So they must follow the same laws that we have to?

for shame.

14 posted on 06/02/2014 8:42:30 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Operation Merlin was a C.I.A. plan to sabotage Iranian nuclear research by having a Russian scientist sell flawed blueprints to Iran. Risen described the operation in his book “State of War.”


15 posted on 06/02/2014 8:43:07 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: pierrem15

Holder is telegraphing that he won’t have Risen jailed.


16 posted on 06/02/2014 8:45:56 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Then I suppose the whole object of the exercise is to telegraph that Dem supporting leakers will suffer no penalty, but leakers opposing Obama will be jailed.

Gleichschaltung

"The will of the Fuhrer and the law are one and the same"

17 posted on 06/02/2014 8:50:14 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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18 posted on 06/02/2014 8:52:08 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: sickoflibs

Generally, a denial of cert does not indicate how SCOTUS would rule in a particular case and no opinion should be inferred. Because SCOTUS won’t hear Risen’s appeal, Holder can (but likely won’t) jail Risen. That doesn’t actually mean that SCOTUS sided with the government, but the end result is that the government wins.


19 posted on 06/02/2014 8:54:22 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Actually, this is good news. Here is the case from 1972 that is pertinent. It says that reporters have to answer subpoenas just like every other citizen.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/408/665 Branzburg v. Hayes

That case also says this:

The administration of a constitutional newsman's privilege [p704] would present practical and conceptual difficulties of a high order. Sooner or later, it would be necessary to define those categories of newsmen who qualified for the privilege, a questionable procedure in light of the traditional doctrine that liberty of the press is the right of the lonely pamphleteer who uses carbon paper or a mimeograph just as much as of the large metropolitan publisher who utilizes the latest photocomposition methods.

The efforts now underway to create a federal "shield law" would gut the first amendment. It would be a license to publish

20 posted on 06/02/2014 8:57:09 AM PDT by abb
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To: BuckeyeTexan
RE :”Generally, a denial of cert does not indicate how SCOTUS would rule in a particular case and no opinion should be inferred. Because SCOTUS won’t hear Risen’s appeal, Holder can (but likely won’t) jail Risen. That doesn’t actually mean that SCOTUS sided with the government, but the end result is that the government wins.”

Exactly how gay marriage is imposed on the states.

The SCOTUS knows full well what they are doing.

21 posted on 06/02/2014 8:59:09 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: sickoflibs

Certainly, SCOTUS considers the consequences of denying cert in significant cases. I wasn’t suggesting that they don’t. Generally, however, SCOTUS rejects the vast majority of petitions.

A denial of cert implies two things, IMHO: a) less than four justices voted in conference to hear the case and, b) the legal questions presented in the petition were not significant enough to garner four votes.


22 posted on 06/02/2014 9:08:52 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: abb

A passing thought:

That statement about the liberty of the press with respect to the little guy versus the big guy would lead me to think it correlates to today’s bloggers versus the mainstream media.


23 posted on 06/02/2014 9:13:58 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Which is why the State Run Media’s ass is on fire, wanting to enact a federal shield law. Then only government-approved “journalists” would be covered, and by extension, pamphleteers and bloggers would not be.


24 posted on 06/02/2014 9:17:46 AM PDT by abb
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To: wrench

Maybe a Class Action Injunction Petition on behalf of We, the People to the entire Federal Government, including “both” parties, to Cease and Desist further implementation of the Fascist State of Obamanation?

Or we, the sheep could just continue to do nothing at all - - - .


25 posted on 06/02/2014 10:03:40 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

The Bundy incident showed me what a peaceful but very insistent assembly of We The People can accomplish. Personally, I don’t know why we shouldn’t assemble in D.C. to peacefully INSIST that specific individuals in the Legislative and Executive branches vacate their elected offices immediately. It doesn’t require armed conflict or violence. They can go willing or be escorted out; it’d be their choice.

But I have almost zero tolerance for corruption and apathy and little patience for the ballot box. I like to get things done. It’s taking too long for my taste to put this country back on constitutional footing.


26 posted on 06/02/2014 10:21:38 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; trooprally; cripplecreek; Lady Jag; MeshugeMikey; Texas Fossil; All

Yours is a great idea!

Ponder this:

* The GOP-E considers the Reagan Years to be the Era of THE BIG TENT.

* In the 1930’s the WW One Veterans protested the Federal Government, and camped out on the lawns near the Smithsonian.

* FDR sent in MacArthur and Eisenhower with US Cannons and Army troops to bust up the camped Vets.

* Combine the incidents above and apply to today.

* Now we have room on the green lawns of the Federal District of Corruption to stake up many tents to house many different minority political views, each tent fairly and equally protected from discrimination, of course.

Our only weapons for, We The People would abundant copies of The Bill of Rights, the US Constitution, and the Anglican Book of Prayer that was used by our Founding Fathers to write those documents.

* A suggested name for the tent city might be: “Valley Forge South.”

REMEMBER THE US CONSTITUTION!


27 posted on 06/02/2014 12:16:07 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
The press is free, but that freedom does not place them in a position outside of, and superior to, the criminal law and the Constitution.

Defendants in a criminal trial have a right, an enforceable right, to confront witnesses. The courts have the right to compel testimony (other than self-incrimination).

28 posted on 06/02/2014 12:18:28 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Graewoulf
The HEATS ON! when time magazine calls obamas "HERO" a deserter and a traitor......we MAY have the EAR of even the lowest info "voter"



TIME TO DEPOSE THE GRAN MUFTI!!
29 posted on 06/02/2014 12:20:59 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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30 posted on 06/02/2014 12:21:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MeshugeMikey

This violation by Obama may “transform” many a low information Vet into a high information Vet.


31 posted on 06/02/2014 12:24:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

i dont remember ever being as angry.


32 posted on 06/02/2014 12:26:03 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Boonie; harpu; wrench; Logical me; who_would_fardels_bear; GeronL; All

A “Bring y’alls tents!” PING!


33 posted on 06/02/2014 12:31:03 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: MeshugeMikey; All

Steady now Friend,
The end is o’re the hill,
Or maybe the next one,
Only time will tell.

Steady as she goes,
And take no prisoners,
For they chose to oppose,
When we were on Cruz Control.


34 posted on 06/02/2014 12:37:00 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

“depends upon opposition leaders who refuse to lead the opposition”

Which is what we have now


35 posted on 06/02/2014 12:51:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Yup, and Boehner, Cantor, McConnell and McCain are proud of it.


36 posted on 06/02/2014 1:04:39 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: MeshugeMikey; All

Is there any truth to the vicious, Vicious rumor that Obama arranged for the release of Bowe Bergdahl to replace Shinseki as head of the VA?

The timing is very suspicious - - - - .


37 posted on 06/02/2014 1:41:58 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

ahahahahaha COULD VERY WELL be!!!

the COVER UP of the YEAR!!!


38 posted on 06/02/2014 1:44:32 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Graewoulf

continue to do nothing at all - -,

this seems to be the course we are taking.


39 posted on 06/02/2014 2:13:31 PM PDT by wrench
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