The Supreme Court won’t force Fox News reporter Jana Winter to reveal sources for her story on the Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, the Associated Press reports.
The high court’s refusal to hear James Holmes‘ appeal leaves intact a December 2013 New York Court of Appeals ruling that said reporter Jana Winter did not have to disclose details about her sources- sources who ultimately perjured themselves under oath in Colorado and brought all credibility into question in regards to their testimony.
A source close to the investigation disclosed the contents of a notebook to reporter Jana Winter who first ran the story that was then echoed throughout global mass-media as the key-piece of evidence detailing his planned mass-shooting, violating a gag-order placed by the first judge (who decided to quit the case all together and retire) immediately following the events of July 20th, 2012.
From Reuters article:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal by a man facing trial for a high-profile mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater in 2012 over his lawyers’ attempt to force a Fox News reporter to testify.
The case is Holmes v. Winter, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 13-1096
A statement from Fox News hailed the decision as a victory for free speech.
The most interesting part of this story isn’t even about how the US Supreme Court rejected the case refusing to hear the appeal by Holmes defense thereby defending free-speech or even about how a shield law in New York can and is being used to protect criminal sources in Colorado due to the complete lack of a Supreme Court decision, but that the evidence in question, a notebook; whether it will be allowed in trial is still in question- not to mention the contents of which have yet been confirmed by any entity outside Fox News. Nothing to report from law enforcement, FBI or any official appointed by court because of the gag order still in place.
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