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Federal Shield Law

House Approves Landmark Proposal For Journalists

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.30.2014 | Media

The House has approved an amendment that could prevent journalists from being forced to reveal their sources. On Thursday night, Congressman Alan G...

Federal Shield Bill: A New Hope for Old Media

Brad Chase | Posted 06.03.2014 | Media
Brad Chase

A federal media shield bill is moving to the Senate floor and neither political party is happy. Conservative hawks are calling it another White House distraction from a failed foreign policy. Free speech advocates decry the government licensing of journalists.

Five Myths About the Federal Shield Law

Kurt Wimmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Kurt Wimmer

Blogs, tweets and Facebook posts couldn't have the profound influence they have rightfully earned in our new and diverse marketplace of ideas without a robust freedom to debate, to challenge, and even to be outrageous. So it's hardly surprising that when a congressional debate about protecting confidential sources mentions blogs, it touches a nerve.

WATCH: Maddow Calls Out Obama

Posted 05.16.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow called out President Obama for "sort of changing his mind" on the issue of a federal shield law once he became president. Maddow reac...

Unplug WikiLeaks? Enact a Federal Shield Law Instead

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

How would a shield law -- a version of which has passed the House and awaits a vote by the full Senate -- put WikiLeaks out of business? The answer is that it would remove the need that WikiLeaks fills.

Jason Linkins

Why Did Sen. Schumer Attempt To Limit The Press Shield Law?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The U.S. Congress has been working all year on the development of a federal shield law, which would offer journalists a "qualified privilege against d...

"Nothing But the Truth" About the Federal Shield Law

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rod Lurie

One critic wrote that my film Nothing but the Truth, a thriller about how far a journalist will go to protect a source, goes "off the liberal rails." However, the fight to get a shield law is itself a non-partisan battle.