Wednesday, May 11, 2005

High court urged to hear CIA leak case

The Supreme Court has been asked to throw out contempt orders against two journalists who refused to reveal sources in the leak of an undercover CIA officer’s identity, according to a report published by the First Amendment Center. Lawyers for Time magazine’s Matthew Cooper and The New York Times’ Judith Miller want the justices to clarify protections reporters have in keeping sources confidential, the report said. Cooper’s appeal was filed yesterday; Miller’s was made on May 9.

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