Reporters MUST Testify In Plame Case

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    For some I think this is right, but if an article wasn't published?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A25744-2005Feb15?language=printer

     
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    This decision is too important for a Federal Appeals judge. The US Supreme Court should decide this matter. Politics aside, as a matter of principle, I do not think that reporters should be forced to reveal their sources except in cases where national security is involved. Media consumers should understand that reports with unidentified sources are unsubstantiated and cannot to be viewed as definitive.
     
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    Time will tell where this ends up, I really don't think this specific case is all that important, the details are nonsense. Everyone who was in the 'know' knew she was CIA, that was common knowledge on DC party circuit. However, the issue is CIA, which qualifies as national security by definition.
     
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    My post should have been clearer. I meant that the US Supreme Court should generally decide the issue of press source confidentiality. Is it permissible? Under what circumstances?
     
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    In this case, which is really a contempt charge, seems reasonable where it's at. I have no doubt the constitutionality re Free Press will bump it.
     
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