Denver Post Editorial: Expand the reach of shield law

A bill to strengthen Colorado's shield law is a long time coming but so is an update to the antiquated law that offers no protection to bloggers. 

Sen. Bernie Herpin, R-Colorado Springs, is sponsoring a bill to make it tougher to put reporters on the stand in Colorado. 

Herpin conjured the bill after realizing Fox News reporter Jana Winter may not have been afforded protection under Colorado's law. She could have been forced to decide between jail or revealing who told her about contents of a notebook from Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes.

Thankfully, a New York appellate court in December ruled Winter could be protected by that state's shield laws, which are stronger than Colorado's. 

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