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Jana Winter’s Attorney Asks Court To Protect Her From Revealing Sources

WinterWhether or not embattled FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter will spend time in jail, is now up to the New York Court of Appeals.

On Tuesday, Winter’s attorney Christopher Handman asked the Court to protect her from revealing her sources, arguing that New York’s shield law protects his client, even though the case she was covering was happening in Colorado. Winter reported on the existence of a notebook kept by Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes which Holmes sent to his psychiatrist.

“You don’t become the global leader of news when you confine your protections to the metro desk,” said Handman.

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman shot back, “You want us to say that this journalist cannot be called to Colorado for work she did in the state?”

Handman argued that New York’s shield law provides “categorical immunity,” adding that the most important thing is Winter’s location, reporting from and for a company in New York state.

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Denver ABC Affiliate Disputes ABC News Report on Colorado Shooting

KMGH, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Denver, is disputing an ABC News report about Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes‘ jail behavior, TVSpy reports.

ABC News and the New York Daily News both reported yesterday that Holmes has been spitting at officers in the Arpahoe County Jail, with ABC also reporting that Holmes was forced to wear a face mask. Without naming ABC News specifically, KMGH disputed these reports in an article posted on its website this afternoon:

Two national news organizations have reported that Holmes, who is being detained in solitary confinement, has been acting out at the Arapahoe County Jail. One national news organization also reported Tuesday night that Holmes has been put in a headgear to prevent him from spitting at guards. However, knowledgeable sources tell CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia that is just not true.

ABC News has since edited the online version of its story to include an editor’s note pointing out the conflicting reports. The judge presiding over Holmes’ case, William Sylvester, issued a gag order earlier this week that covers the jail, making it more difficult for reporters to to gain further insight into Holmes’ behavior.

Last week, ABC News issued a correction after reporting that Holmes was connected to a local Tea Party group in Colorado.