Yet Another Example of How Government Uses “Legal Process” to Coerce Reporters to Reveal Sources

By: Saturday October 11, 2014 12:46 pm

In 2011, a reporter for Fox News named Mike Levine was issued a grand jury subpoena as part of a Justice Department leak investigation. The subpoena demanded Levine reveal the names of “law enforcement” sources, who confirmed details for a story he wrote on Somali-Americans being indicted on terrorism charges in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Levine fought the subpoena and lost in July. Despite the fact that the government had defeated , the government withdrew the subpoena in April 2012.

 

Obama Administration Remains Committed to Forcing Reporter to Testify Against His Source

By: Tuesday August 27, 2013 5:00 pm

In a filing to a federal appeals court, the Justice Department argues that a reporter for the New York Times has no constitutional right to a reporter’s privilege in a case involving a leak allegedly committed by a former CIA officer.

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