By James Clark | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - As of now, news reporters in Texas have new protection in doing their jobs. Wednesday Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 670.
It gives news reporters a qualified privilege to not reveal sources when called upon to testify in criminal cases. The privilege is not absolute. There are circumstances when a reporter can be compelled to give up names.
State Senator Robert Duncan of Lubbock played a key role in getting these new protections for Texas news reporters.
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