M. A. Farber: Difference between revisions

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Trautwein's actions in regard to Farber have been used as a [[case study]] in both law schools and schools of journalism. Jane E. Kirtley of the [[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press]] cited how "Farber's case roused journalists out of their complacency", noting that "Going to jail for more than a month is significant in anyone's eyes."<ref name=Trautwein/>
In November 1978, the [[Supreme Court of the United States]] refused to take the case, citing the fact that neither the [[United States Constitution]] ornor existing state shield laws provide journalists with an absolute privilege to refuse to provide information demanded in a criminal case by a defendant.<ref>Greenhouse, Linda. [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0A17FA3A5413728DDDA10A94D9415B888BF1D3 "HIGH COURT REFUSES FARBER CASE REVIEW; Action Lets Jersey's Ruling Stand on First Amendment Privilege Supreme Court Refuses to Review Press Freedom Case A Delicate Balance Lack of a Hearing Deplored"], ''[[The New York Times]]'', November 28, 1978. Accessed October 13, 2009.</ref>