Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) has reintroduced a bill (HR 2932) that would establish a limited federal protection for journalists when prosecutor and courts seek to compel them to disclose their confidential sources. A similar measure died on the Senate floor at the end of the last Congress. Pence portrayed the shield law as a measure for "limited government."
- "Federal Shield Law Introduced in House Once More,"  News Media Update, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, September 19, 2011, by J.C. Derrick.
- Previous Story: WatchDog of Nov. 4, 2009.