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Reporters Ordered to Testify in Hatfill Suit Against Justice Department

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Federal District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton has ordered five reporters to testify about their law enforcement sources in a civil lawsuit brought a

 

 

gainst the Justice Department by Steven J. Hatfill, the bioterrorism expert who was a suspect in the FBI investigation of anthrax mailings in 2001. The reporters, for Newsweek, USA Today, the Washington Post and CBS, have acknowledged that they obtained information from Justice Department sources. “The names of the sources are central to Dr. Hatfill’s case,” Judge Walton wrote. (8/14/07)