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Plea Deal Keeps Reporters Out of Court

AP: Watada Agreement Means Journos Won’t Have to Testify in ‘Antiwar’ Case.

Watada’s attorney Eric Seitz agreed that two subpoenaed reporters will not have to testify. They are Honolulu Star-Bulletin’s Gregg Kakesako and freelance reporter Sarah Olson. “We will stipulate and agree to the testimony that the reporters would have otherwise provided and the accuracy to the statements that are attributed to my client,” said Seitz, of Honolulu.

Seitz said Watada’s action shields the journalists from the “heavy handedness of the government.”

Several journalism organizations have brought pressure to bear to keep the journalists out of court. It looks like they had some influence.

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