Attorneys for Fox News reporter Jana Winter appeared in a New York court yesterday, asking a judge there to shoot down a subpoena that would compel Winter to testify in Colorado to reveal her sources.
Winter was subpoenaed in Colorado to reveal her source in a story she wrote about the alleged gunman in the Colorado movie theater shooting. FoxNews.com has the details on the arguments.
On Wednesday, Holmes attorney Daniel Arshack argued to the five-judge panel that the issue was one of credibility. He said that a number of law enforcement officers had been asked whether they were the source of the leak, and that none had taken responsibility for it…Advertisement
Christopher Handman, representing Winter, said allowing the subpoena to stand would take the power out of the state’s shield laws if she were forced to identify her sources.
The panel of judges questioned both attorneys, asking whether the issue was over press freedoms or one of court process, as well as whether New York’s public policy of protecting press freedoms had any place in the trial.