First amendment attorney Jeff Portnoy tells reporters that one Senator – Judiciary Chair Clayton Hee – killed Hawaii’s journalism shield law this 2013 legislative session even though it is considered one of the best in the country because of his distrust and disdain for the media.
- Hawaii Senate’s Proposed Shield Law is an “Abomination”, Media Lawyer Said (hawaiireporter.com)
- First Amendment attorney: Hawaii journalists left with shield legislation that’s an ‘abomination’ (watchdog.org)
- Attorney Jeff Portnoy’s Response to Senator Hee’s Comments on Floor of Senate on April 17 – Re: Hawaii Shield Law (damontucker.com)
- House amends shield law to keep protections for journalists (staradvertiser.com)
- Commentary: UH Professor Gerald Kato “The Endgame of the Shield Law…” (damontucker.com)
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