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MS 106.2.3.3.5 News Source and Information Protection Act (Newsman's Privilege) 1973 1 box

Arranged alphabetically. These records deal with legislation pertaining to newsman's privilege, a statutory privilege giving reporters the right to refuse to disclose their sources of news information. Cohen introduced H.R. 5928 concerning this issue on March 21, 1973. This was his first major piece of legislation. Records include an analysis of the bill by Cohen, amendments, and reports by news agencies about the bill.

Folder Titles

Background Materials, 1973-74, 4 folders.
Committee Information, 1973-74, 2 folders.
H.R. 5928, 1973-74, 2 folders.
Legislation, 1973-74.
Notebook, 1973-74.


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