Judge: Slain reporter sources issue for high court to decide


              FILE - Then-Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, right, talks to Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German in his Las Vegas office, on May 11, 2022. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, Judge Michelle Leavitt said it will be up to the state Supreme Court to decide whether a thorough police review of German's phone and computers, after his death, would improperly expose confidential notes and sources. Telles is accused of stabbing German to death last year. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
            
              Clark County District Judge Michelle Leavitt listens in court in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, during a hearing for the Las Vegas Review-Journal to ask for sanctions on the Metropolitan Police Department for not informing the newspaper that investigators have searched the cellphone of slain reporter Jeff German. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            FILE - Jeff German poses on the Strip in Las Vegas, on June 2, 2021. A Nevada judge decided not to punish Las Vegas police for taking an initial look at a slain investigative journalist's cellphone after he was killed in September. Judge Michelle Leavitt said Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, it will be up to the state Supreme Court to decide whether a thorough police review of slain Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German's phone and computers would improperly expose confidential notes and sources. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
Judge: Slain reporter sources issue for high court to decide