16 June 2009

Military judge orders newspaper reporter to testify at court-martial

Today the San Diego Union Tribune reports here that a military judge has denied UT reporter Rick Rogers' motion to quash a military subpoena to testify at the court-martial of U.S. Marine Corps Private Gary Maziarz. Navy Commander Kevin O'Neil, who is the military judge in the case, issued the ruling on 12 June 2009 which indicated that the servicemember's right to a fair trial outweighs any claims that Rogers may have under the First Amendment. The military judge's ruling can be found here. Lawyers for the UT have not yet decided whether to appeal CDR O'Neil's ruling.

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