NY Times Reporter Appeals To Top US Court In Leak Case

NY Times Reporter Appeals To Top US Court In Leak Case

Via AFP:

A New York Times reporter has asked the US Supreme Court to block an order that would require him to reveal the confidential source for his book exposing CIA secrets.

In a brief filed Monday, James Risen's lawyers said the case is a test of freedom of the press in investigating government misconduct.

"This case has been transformed into a potential constitutional showdown over the First Amendment and the role of the press in the United States because of the Obama Administration's aggressive use of the powers of the government to try to rein in independent national security reporting," ...

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