COLUMBIA, S.C. — A freelance journalist is fighting an order telling her to share how she obtained the diary belonging to the widow of soul singer James Brown.
Attorney Jay Bender says he has asked the South Carolina Supreme Court to stop a Monday afternoon hearing because it would violate the shield law that protects reporters from revealing sources.
Bender says he hasn't heard back from the justices, so he was heading to Aiken County for the hearing along with reporter Sue Summer.
Summer was anonymously sent the diary of Brown's widow last week and published it on her Facebook page.
A judge has ordered the diary of Tommie Rae Brown to be kept secret as the fight over James Brown's estate enters its ninth year.