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The DC Code: § 16-4703 Compelled disclosure permitted.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
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:
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;
The news or information could not, with due diligence, be obtained by any alternative means; and
There is an overriding public interest in the disclosure.
A court may not compel disclosure of the source of any information protected under section 16-4702.

Historical and Statutory

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. DC CODE § 16-4703 Current through December 11, 2012


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