On 12/11, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Rafeedie denied an attempt by the News-Press to delay the start of its copyright infringement case against The Independent. The daily wanted to move back the planned 1/29 start of the jury trial to late March, so-among other reasons-it would have more time to compel The Indy’s Nick Welsh to divulge his confidential sources, which are usually held sacrosanct in the profession of journalism.


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