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April 2024

DC Court Holds Journalist in Contempt for Refusing to Disclose Confidential Sources

But Stays Fines Pending Appeal

By Zachary Babo
Though the district court found Herridge in contempt, Judge Cooper’s opinion noted the possibility that the D.C. Circuit could “take the opportunity to refine the applicable First Amendment test in Herridge’s favor or recognize a new federal common law newsgathering privilege broader than the constitutional analog.”