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Legal News
17 May 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] A lawyer for Vice President Dick Cheney urged a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit [complaint, PDF; JURIST report] brought by former CIA operative Valerie Plame [WP profile] against members of the Bush administration, arguing that the lawsuit is based on "fanciful claims." Plame filed the lawsuit last year, … [read more]


Legal News
13 Feb 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

[JURIST] Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak [CST website] testified Monday that former vice-presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby [defense website] did not leak to him the identity of former undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame [Wikipedia backgrounder]. Both Novak and Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward testified that it was former Deputy … [read more]


Legal News
30 Oct 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] US special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald [official website; JURIST news archive] argued in court papers filed Monday with the US District Court for the District of Columbia that he should not be required to explain to jurors in the case of former vice-presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby [defense website] … [read more]


Legal News
27 Sep 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] A spokesperson for Patrick Fitzgerald's Office of Special Counsel [official website] told AP Tuesday that the investigation of the CIA leak case [JURIST news archive] has cost taxpayers $1.44 million through August 31, and the Government Accountability Office [official website] is scheduled to release an official spending report on … [read more]


Academic Commentary
26 Sep 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Alison Nathan of Fordham University School of Law says that the provision in the military commissions bill stripping the federal courts of habeas jurisdiction over detainees threatens a fundamental element of our constitutional heritage ... Following a claim that former deputy-director of State Richard Armitage told Pakistani … [read more]


Legal News
13 Sep 2006
by Alexis Unkovic

[JURIST] Valerie Plame, the undercover operative whose revealed identity precipitated the CIA leak case [JURIST news archive], and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, have now sued former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage [official profile] for serving as the primary source responsible for disclosing Plame's CIA affiliation to columnist … [read more]


Legal News
8 Sep 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage [official profile] personally admitted to leaking the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson during a phone interview on Thursday. Armitage apologized for the leak, which he maintains was unintentional. Armitage said the admission came during interviews with reporters Bob Woodward and … [read more]


Legal News
30 Aug 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] A lawyer involved in the CIA leak case [JURIST news archive] said Tuesday that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage [official profile] has identified himself as the "initial and primary source" for the Robert Novak column that revealed Valerie Plame Wilson's CIA affiliation. The New York Times also … [read more]


Legal News
13 Sep 2004
by Jeannie Shawl

US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Monday that the US is willing to make changes to its draft UN Security Council resolution on Sudan, but said that Washington will insist on as strong a resolution as possible. As previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, the US formally introduced … [read more]

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