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Unpublished Paper
The Strange Case of Josh Wolf: What It Tells Us About Privilege Law
ExpressO (2008)
  • Anthony L Fargo, Indiana University
Abstract
The case of Josh Wolf, a blogger jailed for nearly six months for failing to comply with a subpoena, highlights several problems with the law of journalist's privilege. In particular, the Wolf case demonstrates the problems of defining who is a journalist and reconciling the law among different federal circuits and between federal and state courts. A proposed federal shield law may solve some, but not all, of these problems.
Keywords
  • privilege,
  • reporters,
  • Internet,
  • blog,
  • journalists,
  • First Amendment
Disciplines
Publication Date
February 27, 2008
Citation Information
Anthony L Fargo. "The Strange Case of Josh Wolf: What It Tells Us About Privilege Law" ExpressO (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anthony_fargo/1/