Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Reporter shield law discussed in Senate
Under a bipartisan measure introduced in the Senate, Missouri would join 31 other states in providing a shield law for reporters. As an article in today's Springfield News-Leader points out, the law would not put reporters above the law, but would require that a necessity for the information be proven before reporters would be required to testify about information given to them by confidential sources. A similar measure has been proposed in the House.