Erik Wemple: James Risen


Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Risen case: DOJ says new guidelines don’t apply

On the one hand, Justice preaches self-restraint on the media; on the other, it continues pushing for a reporter's testimony.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, James Risen, Justice Department, New York Times

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 08/07/2013

James Risen asks Justice to drop subpoena

Letter from Risen's attorney points to Justice Department's new guidelines on how to handle cases involving reporters.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:56 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, James Risen, Justice Department

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 07/20/2013

Should the Justice Department drop its subpoena of James Risen?

Justice Department guidelines insist that testimony from journalists be essential to the case at hand. Does James Risen's case meet that standard?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, James Risen, Justice Department, President Obama, Ted Boutrous