The Press: The Girl Who Said No

A reporter must tell a court of law the name of his source of information if the name is material and relevant to a trial, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled last week.

What may become a decisive case in defining freedom of the press was begun by a pretty brunette who said no. The girl: Marie Torre, 34, middle-browed radio and TV columnist of the New York Herald Tribune. A federal court in New York City asked her to name the "CBS spokesman" she quoted as saying that Singer Judy Garland "doesn't want to work . . . because something is...

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