Should There Be a Federal Shield Law for Journalists?

Should lawmakers give journalists the right to refuse to divulge their sources in court? Many states have laws to this effect governing their jurisdictions. Today there is no such law at the federal level. Should there be? At 11:00 today, the Heritage Foundation invites former radio talker and congressman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) as he makes the case in the affirmative. Event info hereUPDATE 12:45. Monday, Pence stated that he believed his law would also cover bloggers in a protective shield. Does that change any minds?

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013