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Detroit Free Press - Vote to pass law to shield reporters

Detroit Free Press
Oct. 16, 2007

The U.S. House is scheduled today to vote on the Free Flow of Information Act. The bill shouldn't be necessary in a nation where press freedom from government interference is guaranteed in the very first amendment of a remarkably enduring Const

Seattle Times — A law to shield public from secrecy

The Seattle Times
Oct. 15, 2007

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote as early as today on a federal law that would protect journalists from having to reveal confidential sources.

The Free Flow of Information Act is a needed remedy for a federal gover

Palm Beach Post — Pass federal shield law

The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Oct. 16, 2007

A key safeguard of American democracy is reporters' protection from being compelled to reveal their sources. That protection helps the public to know what its government is doing, and for decades it was reinforced by wha

Los Angeles Times - Approve the shield law

A bill protecting journalists' confidential sources is finally coming up for a vote today.

Los Angeles Times
Oct. 16, 2007

Today, the House is expected to vote on a proposal that Speaker Nancy Pelosi rightly calls "fundamental to our democracy and fundamental

Press-Register — Federal shield law deserving of passage

Press-Register, Mobile, Ala.
Oct. 13, 2007

CONGRESS CAN pass a federal shield law that protects journalists and their sources without jeopardizing national security.

The national security threat in this era of terrorism is an argument made by some opponents who woul

Tribune-Star — Protecting news sources makes system better

Federal shield law should be passed

Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind.
Oct. 13, 2007

TERRE HAUTE - The ability of reporters to protect confidential sources is a time-honored tool of the news gathering process. If that ability is curtailed, all of society will su

Herald-Zeitung — Shield law will protect press, government

Herald-Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas
Oct. 14, 2007

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are scheduled to vote Tuesday on HR 2102, the Free Flow of Information Act, commonly referred to as a shield law. Federal lawmakers are taking up this important issue, for which p

Chicago Tribune — Should Congress pass a shield law for journalists? YES

Chicago Tribune
Oct. 13, 2007

Much of what journalists report every day consists of things the government wants to keep secret - sometimes for good reasons, but sometimes not. Without such information, the public would be far less informed about matters of importance to the na

Courier-Post — Adopt federal shield law

Courier-Post, Cherry Hill, N.J.
Oct. 14, 2007

Protections for confidential sources, which 49 states have, should be approved by Congress.

Tuesday, the House of Representatives plans to consider a bill that has lingered for far too long -- a federal shield law simi

Ledger — Pass Federal Shield Law

The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla.
Oct. 15, 2007

Shield laws allowing professional journalists to protect the confidentiality of their sources exist in 32 states and the District of Columbia; another 17 states have recognized confidentiality shields for journalists through case law. M

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