New DOJ Rule And PRESS Act Are A Win For Journalists


by Lynn Oberlander and Charles Tobin
November 15, 2022

In two giant steps forward for journalists' ability to protect news sources, the U.S. Department of Justice has released a new rule sharply limiting government subpoenas of the press, and a broad shield law has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is headed to the U.S. Senate.

Both measures would prohibit the government from using compulsory process to obtain newsgathering material and sources' identities from journalists or their email and phone providers, with some narrow exceptions.

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