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Reporter Held In Contempt in CIA Leak Case

A federal judge has held a Time magazine reporter in contempt of court for refusing to testify in an investigation of the leak of a CIA officer’s identity, rejecting requests from two media organizations to quash federal grand jury subpoenas seeking information from the media. U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan ruled that the First Amendment does not insulate reporters from Time and NBC News from a requirement to testify before a criminal grand jury that is conducting the investigation into the possible illegal disclosure of classified information. He unsealed an order that demands the “confinement” of Time reporter Matthew Cooper, who has refused to testify in the probe, but stayed it pending an appeal. Full Story

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