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Record Searchlight — Press protection requires enacting federal shield law

Record Searchlight, Redding, Calif.
Aug. 6, 2007

The I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby case, in which reporters were hauled before grand juries and the top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney was sentenced to jail for having recollections that differed from theirs, underscored the need

Republican — Shield law for press protects democracy — Aug. 10, 2007

The Republican, Springfield, Mass.
Aug. 07, 2007

It’s no secret that the White House is opposed to a federal shield law that would give reporters the right to conceal confidential sources, except in certain cases.

We are at a time in history when information vital t

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin — Disturbing legal trend poses real threat to good journalism across the nation

Walla Walla (Wash.) Union-Bulletin
Updated Aug. 4, 2007

By U-B Editor Rick Doyle

Two recent situations show a disturbing trend among federal investigators and judges to force journalists to turn over information. In one case, a freelance video journalist an

Milford Daily News — A shield for reporters

The Milford (Mass.) Daily News
Aug 05, 2007

The I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby case, in which reporters were hauled before grand juries and the top aide to Vice President Cheney was sentenced to jail for having recollections that differed from theirs, underscored the need for a fe

Palladium-Item — Media shield law needed, unfortunately

Palladium-Item, Richmond, Ind.
Aug. 3, 2007

The long struggle to produce a media shield law protecting journalists from having to give up confidential sources or face jail time took an important turn this week.

The legislation, sponsored in the U.S. House by our own

Telegram & Gazette — Your right to know

Congress should pass federal shield law

Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Mass.
Aug. 5, 2007

A federal “shield law” enabling journalists to gather news on sensitive issues without fear of prosecution or incarceration has been given a welcome boost by the U.S.

Orlando Sentinel — The free flow of information

Our position: U.S. House should follow lead of Keller and Feeney in supporting shield law.

Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel
Aug. 5, 2007

U.S. House Republicans Ric Keller of Orlando and Tom Feeney of Oviedo have had their share of dustups with journalists, but both h

Indianapolis Star — Shield law compromise must put public first

The Indianapolis Star
Aug. 6, 2007

Our position: Congress should help journalists keep government honest.

Whether the proposed federal shield law for journalists that was approved by the House Judiciary Committee last week would have kept New York

NFL defends use of vest logos

In a letter received Aug. 6, Greg Aiello, vice president/public relations for the National Football League, defends their position on the use of logos on photographers' vests required for credentialing.

Hartford Courant — Protection for journalists

Hartford (Conn.) Courant
Aug. 7, 2007

Most states, including Connecticut, have recognized the public interest in enacting shield laws to protect the confidential relationship between journalists and their sources. Such alliances are the lubricant that keeps the information pip

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