Friday, March 13, 2009
I am trying to confirm through three sources that the government has filed a notice of appeal in the Wuterich court-martial. As we covered, here, yesterday, Judge Meeks ruled that CBS News had a qualified newsgatherer privilege and withheld tapes containing unaired video of an interview with the accused, SSgt Frank Wuterich. LtCol Meeks also commented that he thought there was nothing new on the tapes that was not already available to the government. Two sources have said that the government has reportedly ignored our incantations, and told Judge Meeks that the unaired portions of the video tapes that they have not seen constitute "evidence that [would be nice to have] of a fact material in the proceeding." Anyone able to confirm? Email us, here, the ruling and/or the notice of appeal if it was filed.