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Federal Shield Law Introduced by Sen. Dodd

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  1. Protecting Sources and Materials
A bill that would permit reporters to keep their sources, notes and reporting materials confidential in most circumstances has been…

A bill that would permit reporters to keep their sources, notes and reporting materials confidential in most circumstances has been introduced by Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D – Conn). Thirty-one states have similar legislation but there is no federal law. Sen. Dodd filed his bill th day after Providence reporter Jim Taricani was found guilty of contempt.