Is there a reporter’s privilege

Maybe, maybe not.  The effort to create one through the Congress has stalled.  So courts must deal with the issue on a case by case basis.

With renewed interest on possible legislation recognizing a reporter’s privilege, the courts remain divided on whether to recognize a reporter’s privilege and on the scope of any privilege; the division was noted by the Seventh Circuit inMcKevitt v. Pallasch, 339 F.3d 530 (7th Cir. 2003); will legislation be enacted in this Congress to recognize a privilege?

Military courts have addressed the issue most recently in United States v. Wuterich. and CBS v. NMCCA.

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