Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Federal Shield Bill

december 11, 2009  12:45 pm
The bill to protect reporters' confidential sources in federal court cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 14-to-5 vote yesterday. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press says it is "a new milestone this year for legislation that has been tabled, debated and amended for months in the committee." If the Senate approves the bill, it will still have to be reconciled with a different version already approved by the House.