First Amendment and the duty of the journalist.

Resource: Electronic Reserve Readings article “Journalists Caught in the Crossfire: robert Novak, the First Amendment, and Journalist’s Duty of Confidentiality”
Provide a 50-75 word response to each of these questions:
1-What role does the Intelligence Identities Protection Act play in this matter?
2-What does the threat or exercise of criminal punishment typically have upon journalists? How might punishment conflict with First Amendment protections of freedoms of speech and press?
3-How could Novak’s publication of Valerie Plame’s identity jeopardize national security?
4-What is contempt of court, and for what reasons are journalists held in contempt? Who was held in contempt in the Plame matter and why?

 

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