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    Your post does not make clear what source Winter is protecting. If a prosecutor or cop selectively leaked information to the media that could prejudice a potential juror against a defendant, that person deserves to be fired. There appears to be no question here of a whistleblower situation, where the leak informs the public of something they need to know for their own safety, that the gov is trying to keep secret. Instead, it seems to be that Winter is protecting people who are denying the defendant his right to a fair trial (a right guaranteed by our Constitution even to the very wicked). There's also the issue of privacy of medical records, which the notebook may well be.

    That's if I read the situation correctly, which is very hard to do because of your lack of specificity of the actual chain of events here.

    Democracy - Not Plutocracy!

    by vulcangrrl on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 03:44:24 PM PDT

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