August 15, 2005

A NOVEL LEGAL THEORY ANYWAY:

41 Days in Jail and Counting (NY Times, 8/15/05)

As of today, Judith Miller has spent more time behind bars to protect privileged information than any other New York Times journalist. Reporters from other news organizations have endured longer jail time in the same important cause over the years, but for us and we hope for others, it should be clear after 41 days in a Virginia jail that Ms. Miller is not going to change her mind. She appears unwavering in her mission to safeguard the freedom of the press to do its job effectively.

If she is not willing to testify after 41 days, then she is not willing to testify. It's time for the judge and the prosecutor to let Ms. Miller go.


How long would President Bush have to refuse to follow a court order before the Times called for the matter to be dropped?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 15, 2005 6:12 AM
Comments

Time to haul Pinch before the court - they'll have this editorial in next morning's paper.

Posted by: ratbert at August 15, 2005 1:47 PM

"She appears unwavering in her mission to safeguard the freedom of the press to do its job effectively"

Do not waver in your misson Judy Miller! Do not waver!

Posted by: carter at August 15, 2005 2:19 PM

Besides, her husband is not back from his cruise yet.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at August 15, 2005 3:55 PM
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