Bipartisan Senate Group Pushes Reporter Shield Law

A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday pressed forward with a reporter shield bill that includes new Justice Department guidelines for investigations that involve the media, the Memphis Daily News reports. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the new Justice Department guidelines on Friday, which would make it harder for prosecutors to obtain journalists' phone records without advance notice. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, and Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-South Carolina, said they hoped to have the legislation to a Senate committee as early as this week.