Supreme Court Delays Ruling on Reporters

May 30, 2006 1:01pm

With settlement talks in their final stages, the Supreme Court today again delayed ruling in a case involving four prominent reporters, confidential sources and nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee. The reporters have refused to divulge their sources to Lee, who is suing the Department of Justice for disclosing information about an espionage investigation of him. Negotiations have been underway for more than two weeks involving Lee, the government and the reporters’ news media companies. The reporters include Pierre Thomas of ABC News, who worked at CNN at the time he filed his stories on Lee. Lee was never charged with espionage and alleges the government violated his privacy rights by giving information to reporters about the case.

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