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Plame Lawsuit Dismissed

Posted by Casey on July 19, 2007

Looks like the score might be even now.

Valerie Plame was suing members of the Bush administration for leaking her name. Which in and of itself is not illegal. This was nothing more than a frivolous that sought damages from people who did not break the law, and the judge saw right through it.

AP:

A federal judge dismissed former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s lawsuit against members of the Bush administration Thursday, eliminating one of the last courtroom remnants of the 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 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, former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.

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