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NCJ Number: 10629 Find in a Library
Title: TINKERING WITH THE FIRST
Journal: TRIAL  Volume:9  Issue:3  Dated:(MAY/JUNE 1973)  Pages:34-38
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Publication Number: U
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: QUESTIONS OF POLICY PRESENTED BY PROPOSALS TO CREATE A JOURNALISTS' PRIVILEGE AGAINST SOURCE DISCLOSURE ARE EVALUATED.
Abstract: THESE POLICY QUESTIONS ARE THE NEED FOR SUCH LEGISLATION, WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD BE PRIVILEGED, THE SCOPE OF THE PRIVILEGE, AND TO WHOM SHOULD THE PRIVILEGE EXTEND. THIS ARTICLE TAKES THE STAND THAT THE BASIC FEDERAL INTEREST IN FULL DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE JUSTIFIES A FEDERAL STATUTE WHICH LIMITS STATE AS WELL AS FEDERAL SUBPOENA POWERS. THIS ARTICLE ALSO CONTENDS THAT THE PRIVILEGE SHOULD ATTACH ONLY FOR INFORMATION RECEIVED UNDER A PROMISE OF CONFIDENTIALITY AND SHOULD EXTEND TO ONLY PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AND THE PRESS MEDIA.
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Freedom of speech; Media coverage; Policy; Privileged communications; Public information
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