Friday, March 28, 2014

First Amendment Train Wreck in the Making: U.S. Senate Tries to Define Who Is a Journalist | Alternet

First Amendment Train Wreck in the Making: U.S. Senate Tries to Define Who Is a Journalist | Alternet



After the revelation that the Department of Justice had taken phone records from Associated Press journalists as part of a leak investigation, members of Congress reintroduced the Free Flow of Information Act, also known as the federal media shield law. The basic purpose behind the law is to protect journalists from having to reveal confidential sources to the government.
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