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Unformatted text preview: right to read and write whatever they want. When people are punished for writing something it is a form of censorship. When Novak revealed Plumes identity it compromised everything she was working on. She was helping to find out if Iraqi had purchased uranium. The uranium could have been used to make weapons to be used against the U.S. when her identity was revealed this put an end to her investigation. Contempt of court is when the court asks someone to do something and they refuse to comply. Journalist can be held in contempt when they refuse to reveal a source in court. In the Novak case Mathew Copper from Time Magazine and Judith Miller from the New York Times faced time in prison for not revealing the names of Bush administration people who revealed Plumes identity....
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- Spring '10
- Writing, Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Robert Novak case