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Judge Is Bad-Guy Film Role for Floyd Abrams

Posted Oct 18, 2007 1:03 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams has a role as a judge who sends a journalist to jail for refusing to reveal her sources in an upcoming film called Nothing But the Truth.

Abrams might consider himself to be playing the bad guy. In real life he represented New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who spent 85 days in jail for refusing to disclose the source who leaked the identity of a CIA agent. Abrams told the Washington Post that the film “is not the Judith Miller case. It has some recollections of it to me, but the plot's entirely different."

The movie is filming in Memphis, Tenn. Alan Alda plays the First Amendment lawyer who represents the journalist.

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