Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
4Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Letter by James Risen's Lawyer

Letter by James Risen's Lawyer

Ratings: (0)|Views: 3,066 |Likes:
Published by mmemmott
Joel Kurtzberg explains why his client should not have to testify.
Joel Kurtzberg explains why his client should not have to testify.

More info:

Categories:Business/Law
Published by: mmemmott on Jul 18, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

09/26/2013

pdf

text

original

 
CAHILL
G0RD0W
&
REIWDELLLP
EIGHTY
PIN1
STREET
NEW
YORK,
NY
1OOO-17O2
FLOYD
ABRAMS
L.
HOWARD
ADAMS
ROBERT
A.
ALESSI
HELENE
R.
BANKSANIRUDH
BANSAL
LANDIS
C.
BEST
SUSANBUCKLEY
KEVIN
J.
BURKE
JAMES
J.
CLARKBENJAMIN
J.
COHEN
STUART
0.
DOWNINGADAM
M.
DWORKIN
JENNIFER
B.
EZRING
JOAN
MURTAGHFRANKEL
JONATHAN
J.
FRANKEL
RARTFRIEDMANCIRO
A.
GAMBONIWILLIAMB.GANNETT
CHARLES
A.
OILMAN
STEPHEN
A.
GREENE
JASON
M.
HALL
WILLIAM
M.
HARTNETt
CRAIG
M.
HOROWITZDOUGLAS
S.
HOROWITZ
TIMOTHY
B.HOWELL
DAVIDG.
JANUSZEWSKI
ELAI
KATZ
THOMAS
J.
KAVALER
BRIAN
S.KELLEHER
DAVID
N.
KELLEY
CI-IRIE
R.
KISER*
EDWARD
K
KRUGMAN
JOEL
KURTZBERGALIZA
R.
LEVINE
JOEL
(1.
LEVITIN
GEOFFREY
E.
LIEBMANN
TELEPHONE:
(2(2>
701-3000
FACSIMILE:
(212)
269-5420
1990
K
STREET,NW.
WASHINGTON,
DC
20006-1181
(202)
862-8900
FAX:
(202)
862-8958
AUGUS11NE
HOUSE
6A
AUSTIN
FRIARSLONDON,
ENGLAND
ECZN
2HA(01
I>
44.20.79209800
FAX:
(011)44.20.7920.9825
WRITER’SDIRECT
NUMBER
ANN
S.
MAKICH
JONATHAN
I.
MARK
BRIAN
T.
MARKLEY
WILLIAM
J.
MILLER
NOAH
B.
NEWITZ
MICHAEL
J.
OHLER
ATHYA.
O’KEEFFE
DAVID
R.
OWEN
JOHN
PAPACHRISTOS
LUIS
R
PENALVERDEANRINGEL
JAMES
ROBINSON
THORN
ROSENTHAL
TAMMY
L.
ROYJONATHAN
A.
SCHAFFZIN
JOHN
SCHUSTER
MICHAEL
A.
SHERMAN
DARRENSILVERHOWARD
0.
SLOANE
JOSIAH
M.
SLOTNICKRICHARD
A.
STIEGLITZ
JR.
SUSANNA
M.
SUHANTHONY
K.TAMA
JONATHAN
D.
THIER
JOHN
A.
TRIPODORO
GLENN
J.
WALDRIP,
JR.
HERBERT
S.
WASHER
MICHAELB.
WEISS
S.PENNY
WINDLECOREYWRIGHTDANIEL
J.
ZUBKOFF
ADAM
ZUROFSKY
*ADMI1TED
IN
DCONLY
(212)
701-3120
Re:
United
States
ofAmerica
v.
JefferyAlexander
Sterling
No.
11-5028(4th
Cir.)July
18,
2013
Tothe
Clerk
of
the
Court:
Pursuant
to
Fed.
R.
App.
P.
28(j),
Defendant-Appellee
James
Risenrespectfully
bringsto
theCourt’sattention
a
July
12,
2013
report
fromthe
Department
of
Justice
(“DOJ)concerning
revi
sions
to
DOJspolicies
regarding
theuse
of
subpoenas
to
obtain
information
from
journalists.
(DOJ
Report
on
Review
of
News
MediaPolicies,
July
12,
2013
(the
Report”)).The
Reportdocuments
changes
in
DOJ
policy
that
enhance
the
protections
already
found
in
28
C.F.R.
§
50.10.
(Report
2).
Inits
brief,
Appellee
cited
the
DOJ’s
then-existing
Guidelines
as
part
of
the
basis
for
recognizing
a
reporter’s
privilege
under
federalcommon
law.(Dkt.
41
at
56-58,
62).
The
new,
enhanced
DOJ
Guidelinesprovideevenmoresupport
for
recognition
of
a
federal
common
law
reportersprivilege.
Inthe
Report,
DOJ
concludes
that,
in
both
civiland
criminal
cases:
[T]n
light
of
the
importance
of
the
constitutionally
protected
newsgathering
process,
the
De
partmentviewsthe
use
of
tools
to
seek
evidence
from
or
involving
the
newsmedia
as
an
ex
traordinary
measure.
The
Department’s
policy
is
to
utilizesuch
tools
only
asalastresort,
after
all
reasonablealternativeinvestigative
stepshave
beentaken,
and
when
the
information
sought
is
essential
to
a
successful
investigation
or
prosecution.”
(Report
1
(emphasis
add
ed)).
The
changes
in
policy
outlined
in
this
report
are
intended
to
further
ensure
the
Department
strikes
the
appropriate
balance
between
two
vitalinterests:
protecting
theAmericanpeople
by
pursuing
thosewhoviolate
their
oaths
through
unlawful
disclosures
of
information
and
safeguarding
theessential
role
of
a
free
press
in
fostering
government
accountability
and
an
opensociety.
(Report
1).
Appeal: 11-5028 Doc: 77 Filed: 07/18/2013 Pg: 1 of 9
 
CAHILL
GORDON
&
REINDEL
LLP
-2-In
other
words,
thestandard
that
the
DOJnowarticulates
in
the
Report
is
the
very
same
standard
that
the
Government
argues
shouldnot
be
applied
toMr.
Risen
by
theCourt
in
this
case.Mr.
Risenrespectfully
submits
that
theDOJsrecentchange
of
position
is
nothing
less
than
an
admission
that
thelegalstandard
it
asks
thisCourt
to
apply
provides
wholly
inadequate
protection
forthe
interests
at
stake
in
this
case.
The
Reportfurther
supports
a
finding
of
a
common
law
privilege.Clerk
of
theCourt
United
StatesCourt
of
Appeals
for
the
Fourth
Circuit
Lewis
F.
Powell,
Jr,
United
StatesCourthouse
1000
EastMainStreet
Richmond,
Virginia23219
[Enclosurel
Electronic
Filing
cc:
Counsel
of
record
Appeal: 11-5028 Doc: 77 Filed: 07/18/2013 Pg: 2 of 9
 
DEPARTMENT
OF
JUSTICEREPORT
ON
REVIEW
OFNEWS
MEDIA
PoLIcIEs
JULY
12,
2013
Appeal: 11-5028 Doc: 77 Filed: 07/18/2013 Pg: 3 of 9

Activity (4)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->