Treatygate? Judith Miller, Meet John Nugent

New York Times reporter Judith Miller is only the latest journalist to be jailed for refusing to reveal a confidential source. Senate historian Donald Ritchie tells the story of John Nugent, who was jailed in 1848 for withholding a source who leaked a secret treaty.

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