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Journalists win Arizona Supreme Court case over reporter’s notes

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By Michael Kiefer | The Republic

The Arizona Supreme Court has dismissed a case against an Arizona Republic editor after a 19-month legal battle in which the newspaper argued that he did not have to turn over his unpublished notes from an interview with a crime victim.

John D’Anna in December 2015 published a story about a Catholic priest who said he forgave the man who attacked him with a tire iron and then shot another priest to death. The killer’s defense attorneys in January 2016 subpoenaed D’Anna’s notes from his interviews, and a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered that he turn them over.

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