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.