September 9, 2013
The Honorable Patrick Leahy, Chairman
The Honorable Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member
Senate Judiciary Committee
Re: Media Coalition Support for S. 987 – Free Flow of Information Act
Dear Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Grassley and Members of the Committee:
We, the undersigned publishers, networks, broadcasters, and journalism organizations, are pleased that the Committee began consideration of the Free Flow of Information Act (S. 987) on August 1. We write again to urge you to favorably report the bill and oppose any amendments that would weaken the bill when it is again considered by the Committee on September 12. In the wake of revelations that the Justice Department secretly obtained the communications records of AP and Fox News reporters, a federal shield law is needed now more than ever to prevent government overreach and protect the public’s right to know.
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