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Utah debates shield law

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The Utah State Supreme Court is currently considering joining 33 other states in providing its journalists with a shield law…

The Utah State Supreme Court is currently considering joining 33 other states in providing its journalists with a shield law to help resist court subpoenas. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that critics have attacked the rule, which requires judges to apply a balancing test of varying standards depending on the type of information requested, as overprotective of journalists.