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A Little-Tested Law Threatens Reporter Privilege

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· Story link The law that prompted the investigation that could put New York Times reporter Judith Miller and other…

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The law that prompted the investigation that could put New York Times reporter Judith Miller and other reporters in jail for refusing to identify sources has been little used and was in fact carefully crafted in the early 1980s in an effort to insure it would never be used against the mainstream press. The law, making it illegal to divulge the name of a covert CIA agent, followed the murder of a CIA’s Athens station chief, who had been outed by Spy Magazine