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D. Information and/or identity of source

In civil contexts, federal courts within the Sixth Circuit have applied the First Amendment to bar compelled disclosure of a newspaper's confidential sources. Southwell v. Southern Poverty Law Ctr., 949 F. Supp. 1303 (W.D. Mich. 1996); NLRB v. Midland Dailey News, 151 F.3d 472 (6th Cir. 1998).

5. Threat to human life

The court is required to weigh the potential harm, such as ultimate death or bodily injury that might occur as a result of the disclosure of a source's identity. Southwell v. Southern Poverty Law Center, 949 F. Supp. 1303 (1996).

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