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Reporters Ordered to Give Up Sources

The Washington Post has the latest on the civil case of Steven Hatfill:

Five reporters must reveal their government sources for stories they wrote about Steven J. Hatfill and investigators’ suspicions that the former Army scientist was behind the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001, a federal judge ruled yesterday.
The decision from U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton is yet another blow to the news industry as it seeks to shield anonymous sources who provide critical information — especially on the secret inner workings of government.
“The names of the sources are central to Dr. Hatfill’s case,” Walton wrote in a 31-page opinion.

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