Thursday, July 19, 2007


Valerie Plame's Lawsuit Dismissed

By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer

Thursday, July 19, 2007
(07-19) 11:59 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) --
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed former CIA operative Valerie Plame's lawsuit against members of the Bush administration in the CIA leak scandal.

Plame, the wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, had accused Vice President Dick Cheney and others of conspiring to leak her identity in 2003. Plame said that violated her privacy rights and was illegal retribution for her husband's criticism of the administration.

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds and said he would not express an opinion on the constitutional arguments. Bates dismissed the case against all defendants: Cheney, White House political adviser Karl Rove and former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.


At 3:16 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

I am now going to do dishes. Too much angst for one day.

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

This is too much...this is just friggin' scary.

At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Impeach judicial extremist John Bates.

But first, as Crooks & Liars poster JR points, out, "C&Ler JR (one of my legal eagles) just sent this email to me: Although it will ultimately be unsuccessful, why not now demand that Congress pass a law that will give Plame the right to pursue her case in court? The Republican Congress did essentially the same thing regarding Terry Schiavo, remember? Of course Bush would not sign such a bill it but it will be further evidence for historians to write just how corrupt a president he was/is.".


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