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Justice Renews Its Opposition to a Reporter Shield Law

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  1. Protecting Sources and Materials
· Story link The Justice Department sent the Senate Judiciary Committee a nine-page letter renewing its opposition to a reporter’s…

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The Justice Department sent the Senate Judiciary Committee a nine-page letter renewing its opposition to a reporter’s shield law. Among its objections, it said requiring the government to present “clear and convincing evidence” that national security concerns required that a reporter reveal a confidential source places “impermissible burdens on the the constitutional responsibilities of the President and the Executive branch.” 6/23/06)