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Boston Reporters Seek to Quash Source Subpoenas to in Murder Case

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Two Boston Herald newspaper reporters who received defense subpoenas to reveal their sources in a Massachusetts murder case have asked a judge to quash the summonses. The reporters wrote about a letter written by the defendant to his lawyers. Attorneys for the reporters argue that, “In order for reporters to function effectively, it is essential that they appear to those they interview and to their audiences as independent of the judicial process.” (5/27/08)