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US shield law's qualified privileges would aid journalists both at home and abroad
April 10, 2009
Frank Smyth: There is nothing that repressive regimes like more than pointing the finger at someone else. Nearly four years ago, after journalists including Judith Miller then of The New York Times were jailed for refusing to reveal sources in response to federal subpoenas, senior government....... [more]

Former NYT reporter Miller testifies at Libby trial
January 31, 2007
Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller testified on Tuesday in the trial of I. Lewis Scooter Libby concerning conversations Libby had with Miller, during which he allegedly told her about this frustration with the CIA and revealed to her the identity of undercover CIA agent Valerie....... [more]

High court refuses to block probe access to NYT reporters' phone records
November 27, 2006
The US Supreme Court announced in a one line order Monday that it would not grant a temporary stay in a case involving federal investigators' access to the phone records of two New York Times reporters. The Times filed suit to block access after US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald attempted to obtai....... [more]

NYT asks high court to bar probe access to reporters' phone records
November 25, 2006
The New York Times asked the US Supreme Court Friday to block a federal investigation into a terrorism probe leak from acquiring the telephone records of two Times reporters until the high court rules on a certiorari petition in the case. A Chicago grand jury is seeking to identify the sources that....... [more]

Libby told grand jury that Bush approved Iraq intelligence leak: court filing
April 6, 2006
Former vice-presidential Chief of Staff I. Lewis Scooter Libby told the federal grand jury investigating the CIA leak case that President Bush authorized his disclosure of intelligence information on Iraq, according to the government's response to Libby's third motion to compel d....... [more]

Libby testimony on Bush authorization of Iraq intelligence leak [US DC]
April 6, 2006
Government summary of grand jury testimony by I. Scooter Libby, former Chief of Staff to US Vice President Dick Cheney on President Bush's 2003 authorization for Libby to disclose certain US intelligence information on Iraq's weapons program from a classified National Intelligenc....... [more]

Libby lawyers subpoena NYT, reporter notes in CIA leak case
March 16, 2006
The New York Times and a former reporter have been subpoenaed by lawyers for former vice-presidential Chief of Staff I. Lewis Scooter Libby to obtain reporter's notes and other information related to the CIA leak case. The requested notes belong to former NYT reporter Judith Miller....... [more]

Federal appeals court releases parts of secret CIA leak opinion
February 4, 2006
A formerly secret opinion released by the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals reveals that I. Lewis Scooter Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney told prosecutors that the Vice President had informed him directly of the identity of Valerie Plame, at the center of the CIA....... [more]

NYT reporter Judith Miller retires from paper in wake of Plame affair
November 9, 2005
Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter at the center of the CIA leak case, has left the newspaper after 28 years there, the Times announced Wednesday. Miller negotiated with the paper for several weeks about her departure after she was jailed for 85 days this summer for failing to reveal her....... [more]

The Indictment of Scooter Libby: Bad News for Journalism
November 8, 2005
JURIST Guest Columnist Linda Berger of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, a media law specialist and a former reporter for the Associated Press, says that the indictment of I. Lewis Scooter Libby is the latest in a series of setbacks for those who support a federal shield law for journalist....... [more]

Prosecutor confirms Libby told Miller about Plame
October 28, 2005
I. Lewis Scooter Libby, who served as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney before resigning Friday following his indictment on obstruction of justice and perjury charges in the CIA leak case, was the first administration official known to talk to a reporter about the identity....... [more]


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