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Legal situation “untenable” after supreme court refuses to rule on protection of journalists’ sources

first_img Organisation Reporters Without Borders is worried about the US supreme court’s refusal yesterday to rule on the cases of five journalists who were held in contempt of court for refusing to reveal their sources. The ruling highlights the legal void as regards recognition of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. United StatesAmericas News RSF_en Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the US supreme court’s refusal yesterday to rule on the cases of five journalists who were held by a judge to be in contempt of court for refusing to reveal their sources for reports about Wen Ho Lee, a nuclear scientist formerly suspected of spying.Noting that the supreme court refused in June last year to rule on the cases of Judith Miller, then a staff writer with the New York Times, and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, who were held in contempt of court for similar reasons, Reporters Without Borders described the legal status quo as “untenable.” Miller spent 12 weeks in prison before consenting to reveal her sources. “Amid increasing attacks on the confidentiality of sources, the supreme court has let slip an opportunity to provide a guarantee at the federal level for one of the very principles of investigative journalism, the right of reporters to protect their sources,” Reporters Without Borders said.“A recently-concluded financial settlement between Wen, the government and the news media involved has determined the fate of James Risen, Robert Drogin, H. Josef Hebert, Pierre Thomas and Walter Pincus,” the organisation said. “While we welcome the fact that these journalists have avoided potential prison terms and have been able to protect their sources, it is regrettable that this is not as a result of a judicial decision. Courts are already ordering or will order other journalists to reveal their sources.”Reporters Without Borders continued: “This situation increases the urgency of the debate on the bill introduced in the senate last month by Senator Richard Lugar (Republican – Indiana), which would accord journalists ‘qualified privilege’ at the federal level as regards the confidentiality of their sources.”The organisation added: “The supreme court’s decision is in this case all the more regrettable as it cannot claim to be based on the supposed requirements of national security. It is very dangerous for press freedom as it makes the media pay for government leaks.”Under the settlement reached three days before the supreme court’s ruling was issued, Wen abandoned an invasion of privacy lawsuit against the US government in return for payment of 1.6 million dollars. Under the deal, the five news organisations that currently employ the journalists – the Associated Press, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and ABC television – also agreed to pay Wen an additional 750,000 dollars.Wen, who is of Chinese origin, brought a lawsuit against the justice and energy departments in 2003, accusing them of leaking information about him to the press at a time when he was suspected of being a spy. A court ruled in October of that year that he had a right to know who, within these government agencies, was responsible for initiating the leaks and allegations against him in the media.When questioned by Wen’s lawyers between 18 December 2003 and 8 January 2004, Gerth and Risen of the New York Times, Drogin of the Los Angeles Times, Herbert of the Associated Press, and Thomas – who was working for CNN at the time – agreed to provide information but refused to reveal their sources, invoking their First Amendment rights under the US constitution. Washington DC district court judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the five journalists on 18 August 2004 to pay $500 a day until they named their sources. The DC court of appeals upheld his ruling on 28 June 2005 in all five cases except Gerth’s, where it was quashed on the grounds of insufficient evidence. Lawyers acting for the other four appealed to the supreme court.The confidentiality of journalists’ sources is recognized today in 32 US states but not at the federal level. Manhattan district court judge Robert W. Sweet decided in favour of Miller and her New York Times colleague Philip Shanen in another case involving protection of sources on 24 February 2005. He said they should not be compelled to turn over their phone records to federal prosecutors charged with identifying a leak in an investigation initiated in 2001 into two Islamic associations suspected of ties to terrorist movements. Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who had secured Miller’s conviction in the case of Valerie Plame case – the CIA agent whose identity was leaked to the press in 2003 – announced on 13 February of this year that he intended to appeal against the New York court’s decision. On 3 May, Connecticut state legislators adopted a so-called “shield law” recognizing the right of journalists to source confidentiality. The law, which applies to online as well as traditional media, allows courts to demand disclosure of a source only when a clear and convincing need is established, when the information is not available from “any alternative source,” and when there is an “overriding public interest” in the disclosure. The new law must now be signed by the state governor to take effect.A legal gulf therefore exists between the majority of states that recognise the confidentiality of sources and the federal level, where the First Amendment and a 1972 supreme court ruling alone do not give enough protection to journalists who want to protect their sources. It was to fill this gap that Senator Lugar and Senator Christopher Dodd (Democrat – Connecticut) introduced their bill in the senate.The latest version of their proposed “federal shield law” would accord journalists “qualified privilege” as regards their sources. The privilege would not apply if the attorney general had exhausted all other avenues to obtain the desired information, if it was established that the reporter had information that was vital for a case and if their was a significant public interest in its disclosure. 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Summer Slam! Celebrates arts and community

first_img Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Email the author You Might Like Supreme Court Justice shares concerns at Republican Women’s lunch Pictured left to right, Kori Chirico, Kelli Wise, and Abigail Linton. The three were presenters at Wednesday’s PCRW luncheon. Written… read more Latest Stories Sponsored Content Summer Slam! Celebrates arts and community Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Studio 116 is celebrating one year of growing community through the arts with anniversary events on Friday and Saturday.“This is our 2nd Annual Summer Slam! and, as part of the celebration, studio 116 is hosting an art mentoring program from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday for students in grades nine through 12 who have an interest in drawing, painting or sculpting,” said Chris Rich, studio 116 co-director. “The mentoring program is free and a gallery showing of the work produced and a reception will be Saturday immediately following the Independence Day Parade, which begins at 9 a.m.”Students from Brundidge and Pike County will receive first priority. Space is limited and students who would like to attend the mentoring program are encouraged to call (334) 268-4436. Book Nook to reopen “The level of talent of artists and musicians is stunning and we are just breaking the surface,” he said. “We are so thankful for the support we have received and are looking forward to the next year. We invite everyone to come out and celebrate with us on Friday and Saturday.”Studio 116 is located on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “They play acoustic instruments and play original music, as well as covers from the 1960s and up,” he said. “They are great musicians and good entertainers.”The Summer Slam! is a great way to celebrate America’s independence in a small town, downtown way and a great way to celebrate a year of art and community for Rich and his wife, Sara.“The amazing thing for both of us is what we have learned about the community,” he said. “Not just the way the community has embraced us and expressed appreciation for what we are doing, but the diversity of talent we have in the this area.”Rich said studio 116 has gone from relative obscurity to national attention in about a year. Skip Also on Saturday, studio 116 will host a community potluck supper at 6 p.m. to celebrate its first anniversary on Main Street.“We invite everyone to come out and meet some of our local artists, see new artwork and join the community of studio 116,” Rich said. “Then, we hope everyone will hang out and support our live local music event with ‘2 Peace and a Biscuit’ in concert at 7:30 p.m.”Rich said the musical group has an upbeat style and is just fun. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Watch Young Derek Trucks Jam With Brother Duane And Jimmy Herring In 1995

first_imgIn 1995, Derek Trucks was in the midst of making his fame through his own Derek Trucks Band. Beyond coming from a family of rock stars, the young Derek had skills that impressed many at that age. While his talents were undeniable, it was Col. Bruce Hampton (who you’ll see on set toward the end of this video) that really pushed along his career. With the “Godfather of Jam Bands” backing you up, there’s no question that the 16-year-old guitarist had business performing at The Georgia Theatre.Jimmy Herring, another close family friend of the Trucks, also played the show with Derek. In the video below, you can see Derek and Herring practicing during soundcheck, alongside a young Duane Trucks behind the drum kit. Who would’ve expected that 21 years later, these two would be playing together in Widespread Panic? Even more, the young drummer is also now married to Herring’s daughter, making The White Wizard out to be Duane’s father-in-law. The history goes way back between the Trucks and Herring families, but this snippet from a soundcheck in 1995 at The Georgia Theatre really shows just how deep the roots run:Watch the full performance of the Derek Trucks Band with Jimmy Herring at The Georgia Theatre in 1995 below:last_img read more