Supreme Court: Fox News reporter protected by N.Y. ‘shield’

And hear an interview with Jana Winter after lower-court ruling against her.

Appellate court to consider Calif. paparazzi law

A judge has declined to reconsider his ruling dismissing charges filed under California’s anti-paparazzi law which will trigger a full appeal before a panel of judges who have indicated they believe the law is constitutional.

Ex-CIA officer gets 2½ years for leaks

Federal judge, who rejected arguments that John Kiriakou was acting as a whistleblower when he leaked a covert officer’s name to a reporter, says she would have given him more time if she could.

Hawaii newspaper turns over ID info for 5 commenters

But another Stephens Media newspaper is fighting a separate subpoena for reporter’s notes related to county elections officials’ defamation lawsuit.

Iowa high court extends libel protection to online publishers

But justices refuse to give those rights to individual social-media users, saying the victims of cyberbullying and online smear campaigns should be able to sue more easily.

Colo. shooting judge orders reporter to testify

Article by Jana Winter on cited unidentified law enforcement sources in describing the contents of a notebook defendant James Holmes sent to his psychiatrist.

Detroit newspaper must turn over files that could ID source

Federal judge also orders Free Press to make someone available for a deposition other than the reporter who wrote 2004 story about ethics probe of ex-prosecutor.

Military judge won’t allow TV coverage of Gitmo 9/11 trial

Army Col. James Pohl denies request by attorneys for five men accused in 2001 attacks, saying the court has no authority to allow general broadcast.

N.Y. county won’t give gun info to newspaper

Putnam County clerk says releasing pistol-permit information could endanger permit holders, and that when freedom of information laws arose, ‘there was no social media, there was no Google maps.’

News media can intervene in priest-files fight

Judge issues order allowing Associated Press, Los Angeles Times to argue against redactions in personnel files of Catholic priests accused of sex abuse in L.A. archdiocese.

N.Y. newspaper’s handgun-permit map draws criticism

Critics say publishing names and addresses of all permit holders puts gun owners and non-owners alike at risk, and appears to suggest that owning a weapon is wrong.

D.C. police investigating ‘Meet the Press’ incident

NBC News reporter David Gregory displays illegally possessed high-capacity ammunition magazine during interview with NRA chief.

Senate panel strips anti-leaks portions from intelligence bill

Washington Post reports the legislation would have restricted government officials’ ability to talk with news reporters.

D.C. Circuit sides with newspaper owners in labor fight

‘The First Amendment affords a publisher — not a reporter — absolute authority to shape a newspaper’s content,’ writes Judge Stephen Williams.

N.J. judge won’t allow press access to slaying case

News-media lawyer says he can’t disclose the reasons judge gave or even say why defense lawyers for two teens accused of killing 12-year-old girl opposed opening the case.

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