Location: The Heritage Foundation's Van Andel Center
Most states have shield laws to protect journalists'
confidential sources. The Free Flow of Information Act of 2005 is
designed to establish a similar right at the federal level. The
New York Times' Judith Miller was only recently freed from 86
days in jail for refusing to compromise a Plamegate source, but
journalists themselves are divided on the issue. Pence, a talk
radio journalist before entering Congress, will make the case for
his legislation as essential to protecting the First Amendment and
freedom of the press.
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Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)
The Free Flow of Information Act of 2005