Federal Shield Law Progresses

september 24, 2007  09:53 am
"It is past time for Congress to act" on a federal shield law, the New York Times editorializes. While saying the compromise bill introduced earlier this month "does not contain everything we would have liked," the Times notes that "passage of a federal shield law would be a major achievement." The bill may get a mark-up in the Senate Judiciary Committee as early as this week. AAN is a member of the Shield Law Coalition, and encourages its members in states with senators on the Judiciary Committee to call their senators in support of the bill.