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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, February 22, 2008

CBS Fights Subpoena For Video In Haditha Case

CBS is asking a judge to quash a subpoena requesting outtakes that purportedly include a confession by Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich that he ordered men under his command to shoot Iraqi civilians at Haditha in November of 2005. The outtakes are part of video compiled for a 2007 "60 Minutes" interview. CBS maintains that the material is covered by the California shield law, and that the prosecution has not yet investigated all other available sources. However, the shield law does not apply in federal prosecutions. Read more here and here.

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