VICTORY Freedom of the Press: NY’s top court rules Fox reporter cannot be forced to reveal sources in Colorado

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“Today’s victory is as much for Jana Winter as it is for all journalists and the public, which has a right to receive news from confidential sources.”- Dori Ann Hanswirth, attorney for Jana Winter.
Jana Winter
Dec 10, 2013

In a ruling likely to be hailed as an affirmation of laws protecting journalists, New York’s top court ruled that FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter cannot be forced to reveal to a Colorado court her sources for a bombshell story following the Aurora movie massacre.

In a 4-3 decision, the state Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling that resulted in Winter being subpoenaed by New York to appear in Colorado, which has a weaker shield law protecting journalists.

“… an order from a New York court directing a reporter to appear in another state where, as here, there is a substantial likelihood that she will be compelled to identify sources who have…

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