New Jersey Judge Deems Blogger To Be Journalist And Protected By Shield Law

New Jersey Judge Deems Blogger To Be Journalist And Protected By Shield Law

ELIZABETH, N.J. - A blogger has made the necessary prima facie showing that her online posts qualify as journalism per the standards of Too Much Media LLC v. Hale (206 N.J. 209 $(2011$)), a New Jersey judge ruled April 12, finding that, as such, the blogger qualified for protection under the state's shield law (In Re January 11, 2013 subpoena by the Grand Jury of Union Co., N.J., No. 13-0001, N.J. Super., Union Co.).

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