TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Aug 1, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee took a step forward on legislation to protect reporters and the news media from revealing their sources by agreeing to legislation sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, a key supporter of a federal media shield law. The measure would codify many of the regulations proposed earlier this month by Attorney General Eric Holder. The panel approved it on a voice vote, although the lawmakers put off until September a broader debate over whether Congress defines who is a journalist, WATE reports.