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N.Y. Times Reporter Must Testify on Source, Court Says

New York Times reporter James Risen must say at a trial whether former CIA official Jeffrey Sterling, accused of leaking classified information, was a source for his book, a federal appeals court ruled.

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, yesterday reversed a lower-court judge’s ruling that found Risen’s testimony, sought by federal prosecutors, was limited by the First Amendment.