• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) A court may compel disclosure of news or information otherwise protected from disclosure under section 16-4702(2) if the court finds that the party seeking the news or information established by clear and convincing evidence that:

(1) The news or information is relevant to a significant legal issue before a judicial, legislative, administrative, or other body that has the power to issue a subpoena;

(2) The news or information could not, with due diligence, be obtained by any alternative means; and

(3) There is an overriding public interest in the disclosure.

(b) A court may not compel disclosure of the source of any information protected under section 16-4702.

(Sept. 26, 1992, D.C. Law 9-156, § 2, 39 DCR 5682.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 16-4703.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 9-156, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-4701.