Shield law action stalls


The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is scheduled to review the Free Flow of Information Act Sept. 12.

The committee conducted a markup hearing on the bill Aug. 1 but delayed a final vote.

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced the bill, S.987, May 16. Nineteen co-sponsors signed onto the bill.

In other shield law news, no action is currently scheduled for H.R. 1962, also called the Free Flow of Information Act.

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) intro­duced the bill May 14, and 47 co-sponsors signed on.