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Friday, March 13, 2009

Military Judge Rules That Qualified Privileges Applies; CBS Does Not Have To Turn Over Outtakes In Haditha Trial

A judge has refused to order CBS News to turn over unaired video of an interview with Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, a Marine charged in conjunction with the 2005 deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha. The government had sought the release of the video via a subpoena. The judge, Jeffrey Meeks, ruled that a qualified newsgathering privilege applies. Read more here and here.

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