shield law(redirected from Shield laws in the United States)
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Related to Shield laws in the United States: Journalist Shield Laws
1. See rape shield law.
2. A law that limits the ability of a court to compel a journalist to give testimony disclosing sources of information.
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a law protecting journalists from forced disclosure of confidential sources of information.
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