Lawmakers here and in the U.K. have begun inquiries into the practices of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and its holdings. While questions exist as to whether they, as American citizens, can be compelled to testify before Parliament, Rupert and James Murdoch have been summoned by British lawmakers as part of an inquiry into allegations of phone hacking and payoffs to police.
Update: Rupert Murdoch has refused to appear before Parliament, according to the Irish Times.
Second update: Reuters reports that Rupert and James Murdoch will appear before Parliament next week.
CNN host Piers Morgan may also be summoned, according to reports. The journalist made reference to phone hacking in his memoirs and served as editor of the Murdoch-owned Daily Mirror.
Watch this video, via CBS’s “The Early Show”, below:
Correction: An earlier version of this post said Morgan had been summoned.