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Tribune editorial: Judge's ruling shows need for a federal shield law

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A federal judge's ruling last month to hold a former USA Today reporter in contempt of court shows more than ever the crucial need for a federal shield law.

Judge Reggie B. Walton found Toni Locy in contempt of court for refusing to name the confidential sources who shared information about former Army scientist Dr. Steven J. Hatfill -- considered a person of interest in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

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