09 Aug 2004 Court Rules Journalists Are Not Above the Law
Posted at 08:34h in Blog
Reporters are being held in contempt of court for believing they don’t have to testify under subpoena as lesser mortals do.
(Link above has a pdf copy of the U.S. District Court’s court’s ruling, for those who like their news in the original.)
As I asked (rhetorically) before, would a blogger be free to refuse to cooperate in a law enforcement investigation of an illegal action that he covered in his blog?
The answer, of course, is no. The same rules should apply to compensated journalists.