Senate Tries to Divvy Up First Amendment Rights

The Senate is considering a so-called shield law that would protect journalists from having to reveal their confidential sources when they report on the news. While on its face it may sound like a good idea, the only reason governments ever create shield laws is because they want to spell out circumstances under which they can go after people who spill the beans about government secrets and corruption. Under the First Amendment, Americans have the right to say anything they like about any piece Read more […]