"This Just In" piece on a September ruling by Maine Superior Court Justice Arthu
"This Just In" piece on a September ruling by Maine Superior Court Justice Arthur Brennan ordering 15 media organizations to surrender videos, photographs, and notes of interviews from their coverage of a November 2006 fire in Biddeford. The organizations were told to turn over the information to a private company because the company convinced the judge it feared a future lawsuit in connection with the fire, and needed the information to prepare a defense, in case such a suit was filed. Rep. Jon Hinck, D-Portland, has introduced a "shield law" bill protecting journalists from being forced to disclose confidential sources and information. Hinck notes a desperate need for a free press.
Maine Supreme Court, Brennan, Arthur
Inglis, Jeff, ""This Just In" piece on a September ruling by Maine Superior Court Justice Arthu" (2007). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 3281.
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