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Tampa Tribune — Shielding Press Empowers The Public

The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune
July 28, 2008

It is shameful that this nation founded on the principles of open government is chipping away at the ability of the press to tell the public what's really going on.

Journalists in increasing numbers are being fined in federal co

Blade — Needed: federal shield law

The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
July 26, 2008

NOBODY likes to hear from a messenger bringing bad news, any more than we want to hear a doctor tell us we have serious, though curable, cancer. But just as we would be foolish not to listen to the doctor, our society would be in trouble

Star Tribune — Editorial voices: Congress must pass a shield law for journalists, and public, now

Star Tribune, Minneapolis
July 27, 2008

The great swinging pendulum of press liberty and government secrecy has lurched too far in one direction. It is time for a correction. Congress should pass and President Bush should sign a reasonable, measured shield law to push the pe

City Paper — On Politics: Shield law must pass to safeguard a free press

The City Paper, Nashville
July 28, 2008

The American democracy is built on a concept of checks and balances between the arms of government. The American people now need the U.S. Senate to provide a very appropriate check on the judicial and executive branches of the federal government

Miami Herald — Pass shield law to safeguard a free press

The Miami Herald
July 28, 2008

America's democracy is built on a concept of checks and balances between the arms of government. The American people now need the U.S. Senate to provide a very appropriate check on the judicial and executive branches of the federal government

Reporter — An act for democracy: Time to yield on shield

The Reporter, Vacaville, Calif.
July 28, 2008

One of the cornerstones of democracy is a free and independent media. For a free press to act as a check on government, it is sometimes necessary to protect the relationship between journalists and their confidential sources. Read all of Reporter — An act for democracy: Time to yield on shield

Tribune-Star — T-S Editorial: Nothing to fear in proposed ‘shield law’

Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind.
July 26, 2008

TERRE HAUTE — Bush administration only real opponent standing in the way

Let’s see, John McCain and Barack Obama are in favor of it. Forty-two (of 50) state attorneys general in the nation are, too. Last fall, 398 member

Arizona Republic — Protect the source

The Arizona Republic, Phoenix
July 27, 2008

John McCain, Jon Kyl and the rest of the U.S. Senate have an opportunity to ensure that corruption and malfeasance continue to be exposed.

They can do this by supporting the Free Flow of Information Act when it comes up

Denver Post — Federal shield law necessary

The Denver Post
July 25, 2008

One of the cornerstones of our democracy is a free and independent media.

For a free press to act as a check on government, it's sometimes necessary to protect the relationship between journalists and their confidential sources. Read all of Denver Post — Federal shield law necessary

Red Wing Republican Eagle — Editorial: America needs the shield law

Red Wing (Minn.) Republican Eagle
July 26, 2008

The U.S. Senate could vote as early as Monday on the Free Flow of Information Act, also known as the reporters shield legislation.

How Sens. Norm Coleman and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl

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