Blawgletter ran into free speech expert Paul Watler today.  He's a partner at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas.  We asked after the health of the first amendment.  He said the struggle never ends.

A little later Paul sent me a link to an article he wrote about a new Texas law that protects professional journalists from having to reveal their work product.  "We finally have a shield law on the books after many years of trying", he said in the email.

You can check out the text of H.B. No. 670 here.