Shield law

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Shield laws are "laws which protect journalists from being forced to disclose confidential information in legal proceedings. These laws protect the rights of a journalist from revealing confidential sources, notes, or other unpublished information and may be applied in both criminal and civil hearings." [1]

There are currently no federal statutes pertaining to shield laws, and as such these laws are left up to the states to determine. [2]

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