Court Denies Reporter’s Bid To Protect Source

The Supreme Court today rejected an appeal from New York Times reporter James Risen, who detailed a botched CIA effort during the Clinton administration to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Risen’s reporting is at the center of criminal charges against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling. Federal prosecutors want to force Risen to testify about his sources at Sterling’s trial.

Shield Law Could Suffer From Latest Wikileak

A federal shield law may have just gotten a lot tougher to get through Congress — either this session or  next — in the wake of the latest Wikileak leak, though one of the bill’s principal backers says that shouldn’t be the case.