Risen v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on June 2, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1009 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether journalists have a qualified First Amendment privilege when subpoenaed to reveal the identity of confidential sources in a federal criminal trial; and (2) whether a federal common law privilege should be recognized under Federal Rule of Evidence 501 to provide protection to journalists who are subpoenaed to reveal the identity of their confidential sources in a federal criminal trial.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 13 2014Motion (13M79) of petitioner for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the supplemental appendix under seal filed.
Jan 13 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 26, 2014)
Jan 15 2014MOTION (13M79) DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Feb 24 2014Motion (13M79) of petitioner for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the supplemental appendix under seal Granted.
Feb 28 2014Waiver of right of respondent Jeffrey Alexander Sterling to respond filed.
Mar 19 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 25, 2014.
Mar 26 2014Brief amicus curiae of International Women's Media Foundation filed.
Mar 26 2014Brief amici curiae of ABC, Inc., et al. filed.
Mar 26 2014Brief amicus curiae of The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression filed.
Apr 25 2014Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
May 9 2014Reply of petitioner James Risen filed.
May 13 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 29, 2014.
Jun 2 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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