A Shield Law Is Essential To A Robust Press

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) on the creation of a federal press shield law: “Freedom of the press is enshrined in the First Amendment as a foundational freedom upon which our other freedoms — including speech and privacy — are premised. An unfettered press can inform the public about government abuses that threaten our citizens’ rights. This is not a conservative or liberal principle. It’s an American principle.”