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Alabama shield law protects story sources

Updated: May 25, 2005, 8:36 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A federal appeals court judge Wednesday questioned why Alabama's shield law should not protect Sports Illustrated, which is asking that its sources for a story about former Alabama football coach Mike Price remain confidential.

A district judge ruled that Alabama's law, which allows sources to remain confidential, refers to newspapers but does not specifically mention magazines like Sports Illustrated. Lawyers for Price want the sources named in the coach's defamation ...

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