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Supreme Court
Branzburg v. Hayes, 408 U.S. 665 (1972)

State shield statutes and leading cases

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press guide to state shield laws

"Reporters and Federal Subpoenas," special report from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

'Do Journalists Need a Better Shield?'

2004 confidential sources survey

Branzburg v. Hayes, reporters’ privilege & circuit courts

Track shield laws, subpoenas, confidentiality cases here

Ongoing confidential-sources cases

Jailed & subpoenaed journalists — a historical timeline

"Analyzing Federal Shield Law Proposals: What Congress Can Learn from the States," by Anthony L. Fargo, in Communication Law & Policy, 2006

"Libby’s legacy: The conservative case for a national shield law," by Michael Berry



 
 
 
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