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Court warns journalists on clarity of their notes

Under Massachusetts libel laws, reporters may need to clean up their scribbled notebooks if they want to be able to defend their stories, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

The state Supreme Judicial Court ruled that judges may examine a reporter's research methods and the clarity of his notes when deciding on a reporter's carelessness in writing a story that results in a libel suit.

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