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Shield Laws - Journalist Shield Laws, Rape Shield Laws, Further Readings

evidence information journalists privilege

Statutes affording a privilege to journalists not to disclose in legal proceedings confidential information or sources of information obtained in their professional capacities. They restrict or prohibit the use of certain evidence in sexual offense cases, such as evidence regarding the lack of chastity of the victim.

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