Friday, June 20, 2008

Breaking Haditha litigation news

Today in a published decision, the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the trial judge's ruling quashing a subpoena issued to CBS News. United States v. Wuterich, __ M.J. ___, No. NMCCA 200800183 (N-M. Ct. Crim. App. June 20, 2008). Here's a link to the opinion.


Anonymous said...

Late breaking news:

NMCCA joins war protest movement:

Michelle Malkin will now have to re-write her story.

Yet another U.S. Marine, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, had charges dropped Tuesday in the so-called Haditha massacre—bringing the total number of Marines who've been cleared or won case dismissals in the Iraq war incident to seven. "Undue command influence" on the prosecution led to the outcome in Chessani's case. Bottom line: That's zero for seven for military prosecutors, with one trial left to go.

I repeat: Haditha prosecution goes 0-7. But you won't see that headline in the same Armageddon-sized font The New York Times used repeatedly when the story first broke.

The Times, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa, and the rest of the anti-war drum-pounders who fueled the smear campaign against the troops two years ago should hang their hands in shame. They won't, of course. Perpetuating the "cold-blooded Marines" narrative means never having to say you're sorry.

Anonymous said...

Talk about putting form over substance. Staff Sergeant Wuterich does not have standing in this dispute? Thats crazy.

I hope non-party CBS news just says "screw you" to the court. But, based on the latest trend of ever-expanding jurisdiction in military justice, I think Scott Pelley and his camerman would then be deemed activated.

No Man said...
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Anonymous said...

Burn him, he is a witch.