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April 2021

Source Anonymity: A Practical Checklist of Issues and Questions

By Craig T. Merritt and Steven D. Zansberg
A practical checklist for attorneys to use when a client seeks advice about potential criminal or civil liability arising out of accessing and/or publishing information where the source (a) was not legally authorized to obtain and/or disclose the information to the press, and (b) insists on being promised confidentiality as a condition for providing the information.