Confidential Sources, the Press and the Prosecutor

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Matt Cooper of Time magazine and Judith Miller of the New York Times may find out today if they're going to jail. A federal prosecutor wants to know if aides in the Bush White House committed felonies by leaking the identity of a CIA agent. One of them could be the President's political advisor, Karl Rove. Cooper and Miller have refused to testify before a grand jury, claiming an obligation to protect confidential sources. With no federal law shielding reporters in circumstances like this, Judge Thomas Hogan has found them in contempt of his order to testify. Should confidential sources be protected? Should reporters obey the same laws as everyone else? We get the background on this clash of Constitutional values from reporters and experts in Constitutional law, media ethics and free speech.
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International Olympic Committee elects London for 2012 Site

G8 Summit Gleneagles 2005

Time magazine on Matthew Cooper case

New York Times article on jailing of Judith Miller

Isikoff's article on 'the Rove factor' in Plame story

AP report that Matthew Cooper will testify to grand jury

Schmitt's article on Time magazine case

Kennewick Man, National Park Service's Center for Cultural Resources on

Native American Graves and Repatriation Act

Doughton's article on Kennewick Man



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