Categories
Back Door Power Grab Corruption Crime Government Overreach Links from other news sources. Reprints from others. The Courts The Law

How sick is this? CBS Reporter ordered by court to reveal her source.

Views: 89

How sick is this? CBS Reporter ordered by court to reveal her source.

Catherine Herridge, now a reporter for CBS News, was ordered in August to disclose the identity and motive of the source, who provided information about an FBI investigation into a Chinese scientist.

Judge Cooper, an Obama appointee, disagreed and tried to force Herridge to unmask her source.

“The Court recognizes both the vital importance of a free press and the critical role that confidential sources play in the work of investigative journalists like Herridge,” Cooper wrote in the ruling in August. “But applying the binding case law of this Circuit, the Court concludes that Chen’s need for the requested evidence overcomes Herridge’s qualified First Amendment privilege in this case.”

Herridge refused to disclose her source during the deposition and now she faces contempt charges and potential jail time.

Catherine Herridge Faces Contempt Charge for Not Revealing Source (cf.org)

Loading

228

By MC

Master of Truth. A writer who has captured the imagination of many.

Verified by MonsterInsights