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A novice crime writer who spent more than five months in jail for refusing to turn over research notes about a society killing lost a Supreme Court appeal Monday.
Vanessa Leggett was jailed longer than any U.S. writer who has used the First Amendment to reject a grand jury subpoena. (…) Leggett is on the government witness list for the upcoming federal trial of a prominent Houston man accused of ordering the killing of his socialite wife. DeGeurin told the high court that she will again refuse to turn over any confidential material, and “faces a substantial threat of future incarceration,” the lawyer wrote in additional court papers.

Jailed Writer Appeal Rejected

Elsewhere, Chang Rae-Lee has joined the creative writing faculty at Princeton (which already includes Maya Angelou and Joyce Carol Oates). Princeton appoints Korean-American author Chang-rae Lee to faculty post


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