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.