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Gazette — Shield law crucial to Scrutiny

The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.
August 24, 2008

When Congress returns from vacation in September, the Senate should take up the Free Flow of Information Act, which most people term a federal shield law for journalists.

A shield law simply provides that a r

Press-Telegram — Protecting reporters' sources

Shield law is important for journalists and the public.

Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif.
August 24, 2008

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

For the press and other media to act as a check on governmen

Appeal-Democrat — Our View: Helping watchdogs watch for abuses

Congress should pass the current version of a shield law to protect journalists' sources

Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif.
August 24, 2008

When Congress returns from vacation in September, after the major-party conventions, the Senate would do well to

Progress-Index — To Senators: Protect free flow of information; pass shield law

The Progress-Index, Petersburg, Va.
August 24, 2008

The FBI has acknowledged and apologized for its acquisition of phone records for four journalists who work for The Washington Post and The New York Times. In the process, the agency demonstrated why senators finally sho

Morning Call — Senate should end standoff over law to protect journalists

The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.
August 19, 2008

Excellent journalism isn't about using anonymous sources. Almost always, a story is better and more trustworthy if everyone who provided information is clearly identified. Sometimes, however, a story that is in the public's

Philadelphia Inquirer — Editorial: Journalist Shield Law

Defending the right to know

The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 19, 2008

The recently disclosed snooping by the FBI into journalists' phone records is one more example of why Congress should approve a federal shield law.

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller

Spectrum — Support shield law

The Spectrum, St. George, Utah
August 19, 2008

Legislation that would help ensure the public has access to important information has hit a wall in the U.S. Senate.

The bill would, in effect, create a federal shield law for journalists so that they wouldn't be requ

Statesman Journal — Much is at stake in journalist-shield bill

Statesman Journal, Salem, Ore.
August 21, 2008

There's a delay in U.S. Senate consideration of a proposal to “shield” journalists from many federal subpoenas seeking disclosure of confidential sources.

Supporters now hope to get a vote after Congress returns from s

Tennessean — Congress wrestles to find balanced shield law for media

The Tennessean, Nashville
August 18, 2008

There's a delay in U.S. Senate consideration of a proposal to “shield” journalists from many federal subpoenas seeking disclosure of confidential sources.

Supporters now hope to get a vote after Congress returns from summ

San Antonio Express-News — U.S. Senate should pass crucial shield legislation

San Antonio Express-News
August 18, 2008

A federal shield law for journalists has become essential in this era of trolling prosecutors and civil lawyers looking for shortcuts to make their cases.

Despite passing by a large margin in the House, the Free Flow of Info

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