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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 07:59 PM
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Reporter's "Shield Law"
Vote in House on Reporter's "Shield Law"

A bill that would shield a reporter's sources and protect the reporter from prosecution is moving to a vote today in the House:

A House bill that would help reporters protect confidential sources will pass easily this week, supporters say, despite opposition from the Bush administration.

"I believe we'll have a strong bipartisan vote," said Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., the bill's co-author.

The Justice Department sees the proposed reporters' shield law, as it is called, as an obstacle to law enforcement. It could "seriously impede our ability to investigate and prosecute national security matters," spokesman Peter Carr said last week. Read More ...
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