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State Attorneys General Join in Reporter’s Shield Case

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34 attorneys general are joining in an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to accept the contempt appeal of reporters Judith Miller and Matt Cooper, and to recognize a right to keep news sources confidential. “Overall, society is better off with an open press and an informed public. In addition, it’s important everyone knows what the rules are. Reporters in fairness need to know they’re going to be protected. That argument has turned a lot of AGs around,” said Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, who helped organized the filing. (5/27/05)