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All the President's Men

In the 1976 film All the Presidents Men, Robert Redford plays Bob Woodward, who waits for his source in a parking garage.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Back in 2006, before the Obama administration made leak prosecutions routine, a panel of three federal appeals court judges in New York struggled to decide whether a prosecutor should be allowed to see the phone records of two New York Times reporters, Judith Miller and Philip Shenon, in an effort to determine their sources for articles about Islamic charities.

From The New York Times
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