Reporter shield laws in Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

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Pennsylvania Bar Institute , Mechanicsburg, Pa. (5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg 17055-6903)
Journalists -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Pennsylvania., Press law -- Pennsylvania., Confidential communications -- Press -- Pennsylvania., Journalists -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- New Jersey., Press law -- New Jersey., Confidential communications -- Press -- New Je


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Other titlesReporter shield laws in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
SeriesPBI ;, no. 2002-3215, PBI (Series) ;, no. 2002-3215.
ContributionsPennsylvania Bar Institute.
LC ClassificationsKFP316.Z9 R46 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 51 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL3574930M
LC Control Number2002112682

Note: This page covers information specific to Pennsylvania. See the section on Protecting Sources and Source Material for more general information.

Pennsylvania has a shield law that may protect the identity of your confidential sources. It applies to confidential sources and information that would lead to the identity of a confidential source. Review articles on this topic.

As our media has been continuing to evolve, New Jersey law has been the forerunner in the development of the journalist privilege. New Jersey’s Shield Law.

The newsperson’s privilege in New Jersey was first enacted inand protected only the “source” of Size: 36KB. Note: This page covers information specific to New Jersey. See the section on Protecting Sources and Source Material for more general information. New Jersey has a shield law that may protect your sources and newsgathering materials.

When information is sought in connection with Reporter shield laws in Pennsylvania & New Jersey. book civil case, the shield law provides "absolute" protection, meaning that it cannot be overcome.

State shield statutes & leading cases. By Bill Kensworthy, Legal Researcher. Updated April Today, 39 states and the District of Columbia have shield laws.

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Courts have provided varying levels of protection in the other states. Alabama Alabama’s shield law provides an absolute privilege to journalists working in the fields specified by.

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Don’t settle for anything less. New Jersey Press Association P.O. Box Titusville, NJ Phone The Reporter’s Privilege is a complete compendium of information on the reporter’s privilege — the right not to be compelled to testify or disclose sources and information in court — in each state and federal section is arranged according to a standard outline, making it easy to compare the law in various states.

If you are a new user to this guide, please read the. For a more general discussion regarding the use of reporters privilege laws, be sure to read our Student Media Guide to Reporter’s Privilege Law.

Click here to see the reporter’s privilege guide for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho and. STATE SHIELD LAWS. Apparently shield laws have existed for quite some time.

According to a Council of State Governments (CSG) report on shield laws published inMaryland's shield law dates from7 shield statutes from the s, four from the s, and four from the s.

Court rulings on this have been something of a mixed bag with some courts saying that bloggers don't qualify for state shield laws, but over in Pennsylvania there's a recent ruling that went the. New Jersey. Maryland. District of Columbia. Rhode Island. the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Rules includes changes to existing rules and brand new rules throughout the book.

Publisher ALM The Pennsylvania District and County Reports is the official reporter for opinions from the Pennsylvania courts of common pleas and is. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that bloggers are not “journalists” under that state’s journalist shield law, and therefore can be compelled to reveal the sources of information they.

State Shield Laws. Besides the court-recognized privileges, lawmakers in over 30 states and the District of Colombia have passed “shield laws” that codify some variation of the reporter’s privilege (see list below).

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Ann. Required Reporting. New Jersey has one of the most expansive child abuse reporting laws in the country. Under the statute, N.J. Stat. Ann.any person who has reasonable cause to suspect child abuse must report that. State Shield Laws: New Jersey Denies Blogger's Claim; Other States Expand and Extend Privilege.

In springWest Virginia passed the 40th shield law in the United States granting reporters a privilege to withhold the identity of confidential sources, Hawaii extended the shield law it passed inand Arkansas legislators voted to amend its existing law to include television and Internet.

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I 4/5(2). Side-by-side comparison between New Jersey and Pennsylvania using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau. In New Jersey, any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or acts of abuse should immediately report this information to the State Central Registry (SCR).

If the child is in immediate danger, call as well as NJ ABUSE (). A concerned caller does not need proof to report an. Branzburg v. Hayes, U.S. (), is a landmark United States Supreme Court decision invalidating the use of the First Amendment as a defense for reporters summoned to testify before a grand case was argued Febru and decided June 29 of the same year.

The reporters lost their case by a vote of This case is cited for the rule that in federal courts, a reporter Citations: U.S. (more)92 S. ; 33 L. The Guide to Law Online contains a selection of Pennsylvania legal, judicial, and governmental sources accessible through the Internet | Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics.

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This version of the "reporter's shield" has been adopted by the Fourth Circuit in civil cases and if Judge Gregory's view prevailed, would be the rule for criminal cases as well. The majority's view, which only offers a shield when the government acts in bad Author: William Peacock, Esq.

Title: New Jersey Shield Law | Bloggers | Newspersons Author: New Jersey Internet Lawyer Glenn R. Reiser Subject: Bloggers New Jersey Shield Law. Decision issued by NJ Superior Court judge quashing prosecutor's subpoena seeking to compel blogger to disclose names of public officials.

Actually a better comparison would be comparing the PA suburbs of Philly to the NJ suburbs of New York, because the surbubs of philly in Pa resemble of the north jersey suburbs. I've never been to Philadelphia before, so I was trying to figure out how the sides are different.

PA Shield Laws Shield Laws in Pennsylvania and the United States Shield Laws Branzburg V. Hayes Legislation that gives reporters protection against being forced to disclose confidential information or sources in state court.

This law then allows protection to a reporter because. By David M. Reutter The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held the state’s media shield law prohibits the compelled disclosure of a confidential source’s identity, or any information that could expose the source’s identity, rejecting an invitation to fashion a non-textual, “crime-fraud” exception to the operation of the statute.

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NJ Shield Law Protects Politically Motivated Blogger. In connection with a grand jury investigation undertaken by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office about possible misuse of generators by public officials during Hurricane Sandy, a New Jersey Superior Court judge granted a blogger’s motion to quash a prosecutor’s subpoena seeking to compel the blogger to appear and testify.The Hollywood Reporter is your source for breaking news about Hollywood and entertainment, including movies, TV, reviews and industry blogs.