Gimme shelter to go with the flow


H.R. 2102 has been passed by the House of Representatives back in October, and now the NAB wants the Senate to perform the same service for S. 2035. The codes refer to the "Free Flow of Information Act," and NAB President/CEO David K/ Rehr has fired off a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry asking that the measure be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. The bill would provide a reporter’s shield, allowing them to protect anonymous sources when necessary with certain special exceptions. Most states have such a shield on the books, and there has been a strong bipartisan effort to get a federal shield on the books as well. Rehr noted that it cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee with a bipartisan 15-4.