View Full Version : US Senate Judiciary Passes Shield Law

12-12-2009, 03:56 AM
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Free Flow of Information Act, which would set standards for when federal courts can and cannot force reporters to reveal confidential sources. A number of states have such laws, but this bill, which passed in committee 14-5, would be the first journalist shield law at the federal level. The House Judiciary Committee passed a version of the bill earlier this year.