Civil Liberties

New York High Court to Rule on Fox News Reporter's Attempt to Protect Sources

Jana Winter's reporting on the Aurora shooter case has the defense attorney looking for her sources


A reporter facing potential jail for not revealing the sources of her reporting on Aurora, Col., gunman James Holmes will appear before New York State's top court next week in a bid to quash a subpoena requiring her to testify in the case.

Jana Winter, who broke the story revealing that Holmes had sent a psychiatrist a notebook before going on a July, 2012, rampage that left 12 dead and dozens injured, will appear on Tuesday before the New York State Court of Appeals in Albany to argue that New York's strong public policy of protecting the identity of confidential sources should also protect her from having to go to Colorado, where she could be ordered to disclose her sources.