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In re Holmes v. Winter (N.Y.Ct.App.)

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  1. Protecting Sources and Materials
Fox News reporter Jana Winter is appealing a decision by a New York judge to enforce a subpoena from a…

Fox News reporter Jana Winter is appealing a decision by a New York judge to enforce a subpoena from a Colorado court demanding that she testify about confidential sources who gave her a notebook of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes’ writings. In a brief joined by 42 other news organizations, the Reporters Committee argued that the lower court erred in failing to adequately consider New York’s strong public policy protecting journalists and their confidential sources when it applied the law governing subpoena requests from out-of-state jurisdictions. (This action in New York is distinct from the action to quash the subpoena in Colorado.)

In re: Holmes v. Winter