ERIC Number: ED084540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Newsmen's Privilege. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, 93rd Congress, 1st Session on S.36, S.158, S.318, S.451, S.637, S.750, S.870, S.917, S.1128 and S.J. Res. 8: Bills to Create a Testimonial Privilege for Newsmen.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
The United States Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights, Committee of the Judiciary, held hearings in February and March 1973 to consider the question of whether the government should be permitted to compel the press to reveal the identity of confidential sources of information or the content of unpublished information. A number of bills to create a testimonial privilege for news personnel were proposed for the 93rd Congress and were heard before this committee. Opening statements by several subcommittee members, the testimony of 39 witnesses, statements submitted for the record, the texts of the proposed bills and resolutions, judicial decisions bearing on the issue, newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials are included. (TO)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Freedom of Speech, Government Role, Journalism, Legal Problems, News Media, Press Opinion, Public Opinion
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.