shield law

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of shield law

: a law that protects journalists from forced disclosure of confidential news sources

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1971

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shield law

noun

legal Definition of shield law

: a law that prevents or protects against disclosure or revelation of information: as
b : a law that protects journalists from disclosure of confidential news sources

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