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Nashville Journalist Faces Jail Time Over Trans School Shooter Manifesto Leak

•, by Tyler Durden

A public records case over a leaked manifesto belonging to Audrey Hale, a transgender individual who shot up the Covenant School in a Nashville suburb - killing three 9-year-old children and three adults, has spiraled into a contentious legal battle which could see a journalist tossed in jail if he doesn't reveal his source.

On Monday, Chancellor I'Ashea Myles of Davidson County ordered Michael Patrick Leahy, editor and owner of the conservative news website The Tennessee Star, to appear in court. Leahy is to participate in a "show cause hearing" on June 17 to address why he should not be held in contempt over his publication's use of the leaked documents.

Leahy has filed an emergency motion to stay her order...

A reporter faces jail time unless he gives up a source at a hearing set Monday. As of Friday COB, the ct of appeals has not addressed his emergency motion to stay.


— Braden Boucek (@BradenBoucek) June 15, 2024

...except the court of appeals is too busy handling slip-and-fall cases to care that a journalist is about to be jailed.