Valerie Plame's lawsuit dismissedI can't tell you how heart-broken I am for poor Val and Joseph. I can't tell you probably because there aren't words to allow me to make you believe any such thing. Kiss-and-tell Val will appeal I'm sure and this sordid affair will drag on longer than the current Presidential campaign.
AP Photo: In this Friday, March 16, 2007, file photo, former CIA analyst Valerie Plame listens... By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
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WASHINGTON - 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 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, former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. (link)