Mar 10, 2014 1:37 PM by Kate Tripp

Supreme Court could get involved in James Holmes trial

DENVER (AP) - Lawyers for the man charged with killing 12 people in a Colorado theater are asking the Supreme Court to require a Fox News reporter to identify her sources for a story about the defendant.

Attorneys said Monday they asked the Supreme Court to review a New York state court ruling that Colorado cannot force New York-based reporter Jana Winter to reveal who spoke to her for a story about defendant James Holmes.

Winter reported after the July 2012 massacre that Holmes sent his psychiatrist a notebook containing violent images. Holmes' lawyers said that violated the judge's gag order.

A Colorado court issued a subpoena that could require Winter to reveal her sources, but New York's highest court refused to enforce it, saying Winter was protected by that state's shield law.


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