Reporters' Privilege Legislation

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Reporters' Privilege Legislation: Issues and Implications.” Witnesses… read more

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Reporters' Privilege Legislation: Issues and Implications.” Witnesses testified about existing media shield laws in several states, reporter-source confidentiality agreements, the free operation of the press, and a recent investigation involving White House sources and the disclosure of confidential information. They also talked about a recent decision by the Supreme Court not to hear appeals in a case in which a New York Times reporter was held in contempt by the judge overseeing the investigation for not revealing the name of her source. Mr. Cooper testified about his decision to reveal the name of his source in the same investigation. close

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Reporters' Privilege Legislation

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Program ID:
187721-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 20, 2005
Last Aired:
Jul 24, 2005

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  • Jul 20, 2005 | 9:36am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 20, 2005 | 2:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Jul 21, 2005 | 3:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 24, 2005 | 11:29am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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