Court Rules Journalists Are Not Above the Law

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.

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.