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Journalists have been subpoenaed and otherwise pressured to give up information and sources more times in recent years than any other period of time. Most states have shield laws for reporters, but efforts to pass a federal shield law have thus far failed. With this in mind, Patrick McAdams analyzes cases in the 2nd and 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since the turn of this century to establish the legal landscape of reporters’ privilege in these regions, and considers whether it is time for a federal shield law. Ebony Munday examines reporter’s shield laws in New Jersey and Ohio and compares how courts in each state handle challenges to journalists' efforts to protect sources.
Annette M Taylor
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
Mcadams, Patrick R.; Munday, Ebony A.; and Taylor, Annette M., "Reporter's Privilege in the 21st Century" (2016). Stander Symposium Posters. 828.