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Nevada Journalist Files Appeal With State Supreme Court Over Order To Disclose Sources

Attorneys for a Nevada journalist who was ordered to reveal sources in a recent court ruling have filed an appeal with the Nevada Supreme Court. 

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that First District Court Judge James Wilson Jr. ordered Sam Toll, the editor for Storey Teller an online newspaper, to disclose sources to Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman. 

Gilman, who owns the Mustang Ranch Brothel and oversees the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, filed a defamation suit against Toll for publishing reports claiming Gilman was not a Storey County resident and could not be allowed to serve as a commissioner. 

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Judge Wilson said the state shield law does not cover online news organizations unless they're a member of the Nevada Press Association. 

A second deposition for Toll has been delayed pending the Supreme Court's review of the appeal.