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Most states have enacted shield laws that allow journalists to protect the identities of confidential sources. The federal government has considered a federal shield law several times over the years but has yet to enact such legislation. These papers analyze how state courts determine who is and who is not a journalist under states’ shield laws. Also considered is whether the press can legally refuse to identify anonymous commentators on news organizations’ websites.
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Nelson, Megan and Stankard, Thomas, "Research exercise: Analyzing Shield Law Cases in the Midwest" (2014). Stander Symposium Posters. 394.
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