Breaking: FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter cannot be forced to testify in a Colorado court.
New York State’s highest court has ruled Winter cannot be compelled to testify about her reporting in the case of Colorado movie theater killer James Holmes.
Winter’s story revealed the existence of Holmes’ diary that he reportedly gave to his psychiatrist before he went on his shooting spree.
Winter and her lawyers argued their case before the New York Court of Appeals November 11. The court let a lower court ruling stand, which protected Winter from having to reveal her sources. Had the court ruled the other way, she could have faced jail time for not giving up the information, which she declared she never would.
More: From Fox News CEO Roger Ailes: “Today’s ruling is a major win for all journalists. The protection of Jana Winter’s confidential sources was necessary for the survival of journalism and democracy as a whole. We are very grateful that the highest court in New York State agreed with our position.”