Ban On Witness Interviews Prompts Suit By Paper

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http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/6783517.htm A California newspaper has sued a prosecutor and a grand jury for violating the First Amendment rights of witnesses by threatening to jail anyone who tells reporters about their testimony in an investigation of a judge. The San Jose Mercury News' suit arises out of a grand jury investigation into whether Judge William Danser gave favors from the bench, perhaps to members of the San Jose Sharks and San Jose Earthquakes as well as others. The newspaper said . . .

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