Court rejects media brief in Wall Street Journal-subpoena case
- By: ASNE staff
- On: 07/20/2011 09:01:00
- In: Amicus briefs
ASNE and 46 other media organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in Baker v. Goldman Sachs.
We told you last week that ASNE and 46 other media organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in Baker v. Goldman Sachs. The brief supported the right of Wall Street Journal reporter Jesse Eisinger to invoke the reporters' privilege and refuse to testify in the civil case. To our disappointment, the plaintiff's attorneys filed a motion opposing the filing of the brief, which the court granted, without explanation. Mr. Eisinger will still get his day in court, but he'll have to make his case without any help from ASNE and the other organizations that filed the brief.
ASNE joins brief opposing subpoena issued to Wall Street Journal reporter