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February 7, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case presenting a sharp conflict of competing rights, the state Supreme Court heard a robust debate Tuesday over whether reporters may be forced to testify about events they witness but do not include in news stories. The justices peppered the opposing sides with questions in a dispute that could resolve major questions about the extent of protections under the reporter's "shield law"--and how they must be balanced with the rights of the prosecution and defense to witnesses' testimony.
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February 7, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case presenting a sharp conflict of competing rights, the state Supreme Court heard a robust debate Tuesday over whether reporters may be forced to testify about events they witness but do not include in news stories. The justices peppered the opposing sides with questions in a dispute that could resolve major questions about the extent of protections under the reporter's "shield law"--and how they must be balanced with the rights of the prosecution and defense to witnesses' testimony.
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