Monday, June 27, 2005
The Supreme Court has denied cert in the Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper cases. See CNN coverage here. Miller, a New York Times reporter, and Cooper, who works for Time magazine, now face sentences of up to 18 months in jail for refusing to divulge the name of sources to a federal grand jury. The two journalists had variously claimed that the First Amendment, the federal common law and state shield laws supported their right to protect the names of their informants but the lower courts had held against them.