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Senate Judiciary Leaders Push for Quick Action on Shield Bill

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Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Arlen Specter, R-PA, the ranking member, have urged their respective party leaders to call a vote on a reporter-source shield bill that passed the committee several months ago. It has been held up since October because of objections from the Bush Administration and Sen. Joh Kyl, R-AZ. But the recent contempt citation against a former USA Today reporter, Toni Locy, has created a new urgency. She faces personal fines up to $5,000 a day unless she reveals her sources. (3/7/08))