Valerie Plame and Simon & Schuster v. The CIA
Simon & Schuster alleges that the CIA is trying to reclassify information about the dates Plame served in the agency, thus making publication of her memoir, "Fair Game," untenable. ...The CIA is getting all antsy in its pantsy about Plame's new primer on setting the record straight. I guess it's only okay to reveal super duper double whammy ultra top secret stuff to justify a war against a country that didn't attack us first.
Publisher alleges that information about Plame's dates of service was contained in a letter that the government sent as an unclassified document to her; it has since been posted on the Web.
"By unreasonably interfering in Valerie Wilson's memoir in violation of the first amendment the executive branch seeks to prevent information relating to its own misconduct from reaching the American public," the complaint says.
Complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, seeks to stop the government from reclassifying the dates and allow the publication of the manuscript, in which Plame writes of experience as her CIA identity was leaked.
The CIA has said that the letter was sent in error and the information should be considered classified.