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Evidence - Witnesses - Privilege Of Reporter Not To Testify Concerning Confidential Communications
Michigan Law Review
Defendant, a newspaper reporter, refused to reveal to a grand jury which was investigating gambling and the lottery racket the names and addresses of persons and places mentioned in certain newspaper articles he had written on that subject, on the ground that the information was given to him confidentially and its source was therefore privileged. He was committed for contempt, and sued out a writ of habeas corpus. Held, writ dismissed. Mooney v. Sheriff, 269 N. Y. 291, 199 N. E. 415 (1936).