Federal Evidence blog has a nice update on S.448 which is the Senate version of H.R. 985. Basically, although termed the “Free Flow of Information Act,” it is the reporters privilege rule that has been circulating for some time now. Actual status? According to the bloggers:
Whether the Senate Judiciary Committee adopts the revision to S. 448 or not, the prospect for a quick passage of a media shield law would pose a challenge. At the present time Congressional leaders are suggesting that the session would not extend long past November. Even if a revised S. 448 was passed by the Committee and received passage on the floor, it would still have to be reconciled with the House version of the measure, which departs from many of the standards set out in the revision to S. 448.