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Arizona Court: TV Reporter Didn’t Waive Shield Law Rights

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· Story link An appellate court in Arizona rules a Phoenix television reporter did not waive his rights under the…

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An appellate court in Arizona rules a Phoenix television reporter did not waive his rights under the state’s reporter-source shield law when he declined to identify who gave him documents used in a report on a fatal rollover accident. To rule otherwise, the court said, would chill the free flow of information to the public. (3/26/08)