Journalistic Practice

Scooter Libby's time-travel trial

New law could subject civilians to military trial

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Provision Aimed at Contractors, but Some Fear It Will Sweep Up Other Workers

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Libby trial opens, journalists also on the spot

A reporter stands up to the army

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Sarah Olson fights a subpoena to tesify against an antiwar soldier -- and faces felony charges

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Journalist in legal battle with military

Olson called to testify in Watada court-martial

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First Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to refuse his orders to deploy to Iraq on June 22nd, 2006. He is facing court-martialed and the pre-trial hearing begins on Thursday. Watada faces one charge of missing troop movement, and four counts of conduct unbecoming an officer. Each of the later four charges relates to Lt. Watada's public explanations of his refusal to deploy to Iraq.

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