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In re: Alabama Lethal Injection Protocol Litigation

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  1. Newsgathering
The Reporters Committee filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama in support…

The Reporters Committee filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama in support of three reporters who moved to quash subpoenas seeking their testimony about their observations while witnessing state executions.  The amicus brief argues that the First Amendment reporter’s privilege protects journalists from being forced to give testimony about observations made during the newsgathering process.  Without such protection, a reporter’s neutrality could be called into question any time he or she was compelled to give testimony that benefited a party in litigation.

2018-05-10-In-re-Alabama-Lethal-Injection-Protocol-Litigation.pdf