Gene Policinski: Tough decision ahead for all on ‘shield law’ definition

From StatesmanJournal.com: We’re all facing a tough decision by Congress later this year — and it’s not about the federal budget or national health care policy.

A question that ultimately will affect us all involves a bill with the innocuous name “Free Flow of Information Act.” In other words, it’s a proposal to create — for the first time legislatively — a national “shield law” aimed at protecting news sources and the confidential information they have provided from having to be disclosed by journalists facing a subpoena or federal grand jury.

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