Ellis and Duncan on the shield law

Senators Rodney Ellis (Houston) and Robert Duncan (Lubbock) have a piece in the Corpus Christi Caller explaining the need for what is commonly called a “shield law.”  The “Free Flow of Information Act” (SB 915) would keep reporters from having to reveal sources who spoke to them in confidence. As they point out, 36 states and the District of Columbia already laws protecting journalists and their sources.

Ellis and Duncan also provide a link to www.FreeFlowAct.com which provides some interesting information on the status of shield laws nationally. If you’re looking for a launching point for discussion on press freedom in Texas, this is a great starting point.

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