(FOXNEWS) — The FoxNews.com reporter who broke the exclusive story about a notebook that Colorado shooter James Holmes sent to his psychiatrist is in a courtroom this morning, facing contempt and possible jail time in a case experts say has chilling ramifications for the First Amendment.
Jana Winter is now before Arapahoe County District Judge William Sylvester, who called her in response to a Holmes’ defense team request that she reveal the sources of her story. Attorneys for Fox News objected to the Winter subpoena. They declined to comment on the case in advance of the hearing.
Sylvester, the court’s chief judge, reassigned the case to Judge Carlos Samour Monday after prosecutors announced they will seek the death penalty against Holmes, saying a capital case would require too much of his time.