NYC judge wants to see CBS panel's Rather papers

NEW YORK (AP) - November 5, 2008 Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman told attorney David Versfelt on Wednesday to let him examine the papers so he can decide whether Rather's lawyers may see them.

Versfelt's law firm was hired to advise the panel. Versfelt says the papers are protected by attorney-client privilege.

CBS hired the panel to investigate a disputed 2004 "60 Minutes II" story about Bush's military service. Rather says he was removed from the evening news anchor chair and given little to do after the story. He is suing CBS for $70 million.

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