Farber: Back to Jail?

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HACKENSACK, N.J.--A New York Times reporter who refuses to hand over his notes on a New Jersey murder case to a judge will be back in jail on Tuesday unless he complies with judicial orders by then.

The New Jersey Supreme Court upheld criminal contempt charges against Myron Farber and The New York Times, rejecting arguments that the first amendment allows a reporter to shield notes and confidential sources. The right of the defendant in the murder case, Dr. Philip Jascelevich, to subpoena testimony in his defense overrides Farber's rights of confidentiality, the court said.