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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Blocks Bill to Protect Journalists

HeadlineDec 15, 2022

Here in the United States, Republican Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton blocked the Senate passage of a bipartisan bill designed to protect free press by not allowing the government to legally compel journalists to disclose their sources. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, who co-sponsored the PRESS Act, highlighted the bill’s inclusion of exceptions in cases of immediate threats of violence or death, as well as its unanimous passage in the House.

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