Sarbanes-Oxley vs. the Free Press -How the Government Used Business Regulations to Strong-Arm the Media


Back in June, when ”’New York Times”’ reporter Judith Miller was about to go to jail on contempt charges for refusing to testify about her anonymous sources, she and the ”’Times”’ had company in legal hot water: Matthew Cooper and his bosses at ”’Time”’ magazine. Both journalists were subpoenaed by prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, and both were alternately praised as First Amendment heroes and vilified as arrogant media elitists. But on June 9, in a move that took many by surprise, ”’Time Inc.”’ surrendered the magazine