A bipartisan group of senators is pressing forward with a reporter shield bill that includes new Justice Department guidelines for investigations that involve the media. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer ... more 
A bipartisan group of senators is pressing forward with a reporter shield bill that includes new Justice Department guidelines for investigations that involve the media. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, and Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., say the bill would ensure future administrations do not roll back protections for members of the media and the law will make it much harder for political appointees to stop reporters from doing their job. Calling the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin a "tragic, unnecessary shooting," Attorney General Eric Holder repeated the Justice Department's intention to take a fresh look at the case and evaluate whether federal prosecutors could bring charges of their own. The Justice Department will sift through trial testimony, interviews and other evidence during an investigation into whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin's civil rights when he shot the black teenager. The key to charging Zimmerman lies in whether evidence exists that he was motivated by racial animosity to kill Martin, less 
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Wed, Jul 17, 2013 3:13 PM EDT