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December 2008

Articles & Reports – New Legal Developments Committee

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Recent Efforts to Enact State Shield Laws

 Download Publication In 2005, 31 states plus the District of Columbia had shield laws in force. By 2008, five additional states had enacted shield law statutes or rules recognizing a reporter’s privilege, and the legislatures of six more states had introduced shield law bills. The push was largely due to two high-profile federal cases where…