William S. Cohen Papers | House Judiciary
News Source Protection Act
MS 184.108.40.206.5 News Source and Information Protection Act (Newsman's
Privilege) 1973 1 box
Arranged alphabetically. These records deal with legislation
pertaining to newsman's privilege, a statutory privilege giving
reporters the right to refuse to disclose their sources of news
information. Cohen introduced H.R. 5928 concerning this issue on
March 21, 1973. This was his first major piece of legislation.
Records include an analysis of the bill by Cohen, amendments, and
reports by news agencies about the bill.
Background Materials, 1973-74, 4 folders.
Committee Information, 1973-74, 2 folders.
H.R. 5928, 1973-74, 2 folders.
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