Archive October 2007

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Daily Herald – Shield law's not a threat to our nation

Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Oct. 18, 2007

It is regrettable that opponents of legislation aimed at protecting the confidentiality of journalists' sources view the measure as a grave threat to our nation's security.

Fortunately, the U.S. House does not sh

Bluefield Daily Telegraph – Shield law - Boucher legislation crucial to free press

Bluefield (W.Va.) Daily Telegraph
Oct. 17, 2007

We applaud U.S. House approval of the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007, legislation co-authored by U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind.

The legislation will strongly support the right of

Buffalo News — Shield guards the nation

Congress must pass the bipartisan bill protecting journalists and their sources

The Buffalo (N.Y.) News
Oct. 15, 2007

As we have frequently been reminded in recent months, if we, the people of the United States, want to know what our government is doing, in

Sun — In search of a shield

The Sun, Baltimore
Oct. 15, 2007

After years of trying, Congress is moving toward enacting a shield law to protect journalists from being compelled to reveal confidential sources and information to federal prosecutors. We applaud the effort; it's long overdue.

As a

Observer-Dispatch — Shield law good for America

Observer-Dispatch, Utica, N.Y.
Oct 14, 2007

A federal shield law that would protect journalists from revealing their sources should be approved by Congress and signed by the president because it's in the best interest of America.

The Free Flow of Information Act,

South Florida Sun-Sentinel — Congress should approve federal shield law

ISSUE: Shield law takes another step toward approval.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale
Oct. 15, 2007

Congress is at the brink of passing a significant "shield law" for journalists. Lawmakers should conclude their work, as early as this week, and then

Clarion-Ledger — Shield law: Congress should protect sources

The Clarion-Ledger
Oct. 15, 2007

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to be keeping her promise to promote a bill to protect journalists from revealing their confidential sources before federal juries, with a House vote possibly this week.

Speaking to newspaper editors

Vindicator — Shield is for reporters, but the public gets the benefit


Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio
Oct. 15, 2007

Shield is for reporters, but the public gets the benefit

The U.S. Senate has already passed and the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider for passage this week an eminently rea

Birmingham News — A shield to protect reporters, sources

The Birmingham (Ala.) News
Oct. 16, 2007

THE ISSUE: U.S. House to vote on rules to govern whether journalists can protect their confidential sources.

The importance of a free, unencumbered press to our national identity and international example of democracy is unde

Daily News Journal - Shield law will allow free flow of information

The Daily News Journal
Oct. 16, 2007

To ensure the free flow of vital information to the public, Congress should pass a federal shield law protecting the confidential relationship between reporters and sources.

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take u

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