State Considers Shield Law

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
A bill co-sponsored by Columbia Democratic Sen. Chuck Graham would not require reporters to testify about confidential sources or turn over unpublished notes unless the reporter is the only source of the information and it's vital to the public interest. Jean Maneke, a Kansas City lawyer representing the Missouri Press Association, says this is the first push for a Missouri Shield Law in some time. It follows a year in which courts ordered more reporters than usual to testify about their sources and notes.

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