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Court rules state shield law extends to Colorado

Dec 11, 2013 6:55 am
Robert Gavin is reporting at Capitol Confidential on the significant victory for the media in New York, Tues., Dec. 10. The state’s highest court ruled a Fox News reporter should not be compelled to reveal her sources in a Colorado court. The decision ruled in favor of Jana Winter, who faced the prospect that she would have to reveal the sources behind a July 25, 2012, story. The story revealed the existence of a notebook reportedly kept by James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” at an Aurora, Colo., theater. The case had drastic implications for the rights of the news media to safeguard the identities of its sources. Read the full story in the Times Union.