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Reporters" privilege legislation

Reporters" privilege legislation

an additional investigation of issues and implications : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, October 19, 2005.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Confidential communications -- Press -- United States,
  • Journalists -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States,
  • Freedom of the press -- United States,
  • National security -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesS. hrg -- 109-1040
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF26 .J8 2005zb
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 127 p. ;
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23194449M
    LC Control Number2009376632

    A shield law is legislation designed to protect reporters' privilege, or the right of news reporters to refuse to testify as to information and/or sources of information obtained during the news gathering and dissemination process. Currently NO shield law. First of many attempts in   Journalists frequently are faced with subpoenas and court orders requiring them to testify and, in many instances, to reveal the identity of confidential sources or unpublished information. Journalists and news organizations are reliant on state statutes or state or federal case law to provide a privilege against testimony in state or federal courts or administrative proceedings.

    tify. Book authors, academics, researchers, corporate communicators, newslet-ter editors, and talk-show hosts have all tried with varying degrees of success to claim the journalist's privilege. Even Internet journalists like Brock Meeks and Matt Drudge arguably meet the statutory standards for the protection. 6. Journalist's Privilege Law and Legal Definition. Journalist's Privilege is a privilege provided by the constitutional or statutory law protecting a reporter from being compelled to testify about confidential information or sources. Many states in U.S by statutory law or judicial decision have given the journalists rights to protect their.

      The Obama administration has said that it does not believe there is so-called "reporter's privilege," the ability of reporters to protect their sources even in the face of a government investigation. THE REPORTER'S PRIVILEGE: AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMMON LAW, BRANZBURG v. HAYES, AND RECENT STATUTORY DEVELOPMENTS Paul Marcus* INTRODUCTION Reporters1 believe strongly that confidential sources are essential to successful investigative reporting.2 Without them, it is argued, the tradi­ tional ''undisclosed informant" would not exist, drying up many rich.


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The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled 'Reporters' Privilege Legislation: Issues and Implications.' Witnesses testified about existing media shield laws in several states. Reporters' Privilege Legislation The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Reporters' Privilege Legislation: Issues and Implications.” Aug Under this test, courts have provided the privilege to non-traditional journalists, including book authors and documentary filmmakers.

What is a state reporter's shield law. More than 30 states have elected to provide protection for journalists over and above the protection.

Get this from a library. Reporters' privilege legislation: an additional investigation of issues and implications: hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, Octo [United States. Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School); Reporters’ Privilege Legislation: Preserving Effective Federal Law Enforcement: Hearing Before the S.

Comm. on the Judiciary, th Cong. 16–18, 85–93 () (testimony of Steven D. Clymer. State statutes. Roughly 30 states have passed statutes, called shield laws, allowing journalists to refuse to disclose or testify about confidential or unpublished information, including the identity of sources.

The statutes vary significantly from state to state in the scope of their protections. State and federal procedural rules. Regardless. There is no formal, federal reporter’s privilege against disclosing confidential information. Drawing on new historical sources, this Article shows how all three branches of government have deployed a variety of de facto protections for reporters.

These conclusions enrich our understanding of whether a statutory shield is required today. Get this from a library. Reporters' privilege legislation: preserving effective federal law enforcement: hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, Septem [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary.]. Geoffrey Stone, a First Amendment historian whose most recent book is “Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime,” said “it seems obvious that there should be a privilege for reporters.”.

The Reporter’s Privilege Compendium is the most detailed examination available of the reporter’s privilege — the right not to be compelled to reveal sources or materials in court — in every state and federal circuit.

Read up on your state’s policies, or search every state based on one of the outline points or any keyword. Every state section is based on the same standard outline to. Reporter's privilege in the United States (also journalist's privilege, newsman's privilege, or press privilege), is a "reporter's protection under constitutional or statutory law, from being compelled to testify about confidential information or sources." It may be described in the US as the qualified (limited) First Amendment or statutory right many jurisdictions have given to journalists in.

The Reporter’s Privilege is a complete compendium of information on the reporter’s privilege — the right not to be compelled to testify or disclose sources and information in court — in each state and federal section is arranged according to a standard outline, making it easy to compare the law in various states.

If you are a new user to this guide, please read the. REPORTERS’ PRIVILEGE LEGISLATION: ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY UNITED STATES SENATE ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION J Serial No.

J––31 Printed for the use of. Key: SL = State has enacted a Shield Law. CRP = State has a Court-Recognized Privilege, generally based on the state constitution or federal First Amendent.

Alabama (SL, CRP) Shield Law: ALA. CODE Section (West, WESTLAW throughEnd of Regular Session) The shield law protects persons “engaged in, connectedwith or employed on” any newspaper, radio or television. The House of Representatives has approved legislation intended to block federal prosecutors from forcing journalists to testify about their work.

Author: Steven Nelson. 6 Monumental Media Law Cases for Journalists. Posted Aug by Gabe Duverge. Media law in America is about as old as the country itself, with freedom of the press outlined clearly in the Constitution. Throughout history, various media law cases have offered further clarity on how freedom of the press works.

Journalists’ Privilege: Overview of the Law and Legislation in Recent Congresses Congressional Research Service 1 Introduction On July 6,a federal district court in Washington, DC, found Judith Miller of the New York Times in contempt of court for refusing to cooperate in a grand jury investigation relating to the leak of the identity of an undercover CIA agent.

Federal privilege legislation came closest to fruition in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's denying newsmen a constitutional testimonial privilege in Branzburg v. Hayeg, U.S. ().Author: Carl A. Steinbrenner. The reporters and the magazine refused, and the stage was then set for a legal battle over the application - and even existence - of the reporter's privilege in Missouri.

The reporter's privilege had been controversial 25 years ago, when a trilogy of test cases reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Many states have recognized a reporter's privilege. According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, state courts, state constitutions, and common law have generally exercised three options in this area.

First, many states have recognized a reporter’s privilege under state law. The legislation does not permit rule-breaking; give reporters a license to break the law; or permit reporters to interfere with crime prevention efforts.

And furthermore, the free flow of.A shield law is legislation designed to protect reporters' privilege. This privilege involves the right of news reporters to refuse to testify as to information and/or sources of information obtained during the news gathering and dissemination process.

Currently the U.S. federal government has not enacted any national shield laws, but most of.Shoen (), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals extended reporters' First Amendment privilege to: Book Authors Compared to civil cases, a reporter's First Amendment privilege in criminal cases must be balanced against the.