Subpoena Is No Threat to Filmmakers, City Contends

, New York Law Journal


Rebutting a motion to quash a subpoena of outtakes from "The Central Park Five," lawyers for the city argued that Ken Burns' company never considered the clips confidential and has no right to invoke a journalists' privilege provided under New York statutory law and federal common law.

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    This is going to be a huge case for New York City. The film shows the impact of that crime and how it resonated across different sections in the city. If the city settles, it besides paying a lot of money, will show how bad and possibly corrupt at the highest levels some city officials operated so they are fighting for their reputation as well as trying to prevent paying $250 million.

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