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Alibi.com — Thin Line

Frozen Mid-Step

Alibi.com, Albuquerque, N. M.
August 7-13, 2008

Is it really a free press when there are no guarantees for journalists protecting sources? Is it really free speech when there's no promise of safety for speaking out?

It's high tim

Willamette Week — Senate Republicans

Thanks for nothing.

Willamette Week, Portland, Ore.
August 6, 2008

Easy call on the Rogue this week—the 43 Republicans in the U.S. Senate whose votes last week stalled the Federal Media Shield Law. That bill would give journalists the right not to reveal thei

Contra Costa Times — A federal shield law

Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif.
August 6, 2008

It's disappointing to see that Senate Republicans successfully stalled a bill that would have protected journalists from having to reveal their sources in some federal courts. The fight for freedom of the press con

Palm Beach Post — Shield law still waits

The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post
August 05, 2008

Democrats and Republicans left Washington last week, blaming each other for causing the nation's problems. But they failed to pass a bill that would help make public the nation's problems.

That would be a federal shield law fo

Daily Times — Shield law vital to flow of info

Ability to protect sources should be priority next session

The Daily Times, Salisbury, Md.
August 5, 2008

Because the U.S. Senate has a bad habit of not getting things done they way it should, a wholly unrelated dispute about an energy bill effectively killed

Express-Times — OPINION: Wimpy Congress ducks the energy issue, deserts a national shield law, too.

The Express-Times, Easton, Pa.
August 3, 2008

Members of Congress should be charged with desertion for leaving town last week without acting on an energy bill.

Two critical parts of the bill -- tax credits for wind and solar development, and stiffer regulation of oil

Star — Shielding your right to know

The Star, Shelby, N.C.
August 1, 2008

United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, should give the Free Flow of Information Act a floor vote before the Senate goes into recess in another month.

H.R. 210

Citizen — Federal shield law needed

The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y.
August 2, 2008

Followers of national news may have heard a thing or two this week about a proposed federal shield law.

The legislation, which remains in limbo in Congress, would establish legal protections under federal law for journali

Corpus Christi Caller-Times — For shield law it's next year

Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times
August 4, 2008

Unfortunately, an unrelated Senate dispute over an energy bill appears to have killed a federal shield law for journalists. The Senate fell nine votes short of overriding Republican objections to bring up the shield bill ahead

Naples Daily News — Editorial: Protection comes up just short

Naples (Fla.) Daily News
August 3, 2008

Unfortunately, an unrelated Senate dispute over an energy bill appears to have killed a federal shield law for journalists. The Senate fell nine votes short of overriding Republican objections to bring up the shield bill ahead of the e

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