Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Legislative Shield to Protect Journalists Needed

First Amendment Attorney Bruce Sanford Calls for Legislative Shield to Protect Journalists From Having to Reveal Sources to Courts - Yahoo News

"Americans face the greatest threat to their right to penetrate and comprehend their government since the Watergate/Pentagon Papers crises of the 1970s," Sanford says. "Recent court actions show that relying on the traditional judicial view of the First Amendment is no longer sufficient to protect free access to information by journalists on behalf of the public."