Journalists Fall Victim to the Energy DebateJuly 30, 2008 - by Donny Shaw
The Associated Press:
>A bill to protect journalists from having to reveal their sources in some federal courts has stalled in the Senate.
>Republicans blocked the measure, saying the Senate should instead act on an energy bill that would promote more domestic oil and gas production.
>On a 51-43 vote, the bill fell nine short of the 60 it would have needed to move forward.
>The legislation shields reporters from being forced by federal prosecutors to reveal their sources, except in certain circumstances. Anti-terrorism cases are exempted, for example.