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Reporters and Lawyer Discuss CIA Leak, Jail

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New York Times reporter Judith Miller faces jail time over her refusal to divulge details about sources. hide caption

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Journalists Judith Miller and Matt Cooper discuss their court case, in which they face jail time for refusing to reveal their sources in an investigation into the leak of a CIA officer's name. Despite attorney Floyd Abrams's efforts, on Feb. 15, 2005, a federal appeals court upheld a ruling against the two.

Cooper, the White House correspondent for Time magazine, and Miller, of The New York Times, did not publish the name, which was printed in a syndicated column by Robert Novak of The Chicago Sun-Times.

Miller is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. In addiation to Time, Cooper has also worked for U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek. Abrams, their attorney, is a professor of First Amendment law at Columbia University.