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Fourth Circuit Decision on James Risen Seems to Support WikiLeaks

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'Well, not really. But that's the unintended consequence of yesterday's awful decision in US v. Sterling, in which the Fourth Circuit held that James Risen could not rely on journalist's privilege to avoid testifying against James Sterling, whom the government believes leaked classified information to Risen...If a journalist can be forced to testify against a whistleblower in a leak case because he "witnessed" the "crime," there is only one solution for journalists who want to work with whistleblowers who expose government misconduct: obtain the information completely anonymously. If they do not know who provided the information, forcing them to testify will accomplish precisely nothing. In other words, WikiLeaks. That is now the only viable model of investigative journalism, given Sterling"s overt attack on freedom of the press.

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Looks like WikiLeaks will be functioning as an act... by Ginger Carter on Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 11:30:16 AM
... which information freedom advocate Aaron Swart... by PCM on Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 11:46:06 PM