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CBS To Appeal Military Court Ruling On Haditha Interview

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A First Amendment case has escalated between CBS News and a military court over a "60 Minutes" report about an attack at Haditha, Iraq.

The network is seeking to prevent the government from reviewing the unbroadcast parts of an interview with an officer who is being prosecuted over the incident.

Last Friday, the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that the government should be allowed to view the interview with Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, who faces charges including voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Iraqi civilians at Haditha in November 2005.

A spokeswoman for CBS said on Wednesday that the network was "planning to pursue an appeal" of the military court's decision. The next highest court is an appeals court representing all the armed forces.

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