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House in Washington State Passes Reporter-Source Shield Law

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· Story link The Washington state House unanimously approved a bill that would protect journalists from facing prison for not…

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The Washington state House unanimously approved a bill that would protect journalists from facing prison for not revealing confidential sources. The bill would grant reporters absolute privilege for protecting confidential sources – the same exemption from testifying in court that is granted to spouses, attorneys, clergy and police officers. The Senate is considering a separate reporter-source shield measure. (2/19/07)