Farr v. Pitchess
409 U.S. 1243 (1973)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Farr v. Pitchess, 409 U.S. 1243 (1973)

Farr v. Pitchess

No. A-705

Decided January 11, 1973

409 U.S. 1243

Syllabus

Commitment for civil contempt of applicant, a reporter who, despite an order of trial judge barring litigants or their attorneys from giving certain information to the press, published news story based on information obtained from attorneys and one other person and who refused post-trial disclosure to trial judge of informants' names, involves substantial issues not settled by Branzburg v. Hayes,408 U. S. 665, or otherwise, and applicant's release pending Court of Appeals' decision of applicant's habeas corpus petition is therefore warranted.

See: 22 Cal.App. 3d 60, 99 Cal.Rptr. 342.

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