Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Reuters: DC Circuit Court denies rehearing appeal of 2 reporters ordered to reveal sources in CIA agent's outing in 2003

The reporters must now either appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, obey the court's order to reveal their sources, or go to jail for contempt.
The case has to do with investigating to find out who in the Bush White House outed the covert agent, Valerie Plame.  The issue is whether the Bush Administration outed Plame in retalliation for unfavorable information from her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, about the lack of evidence that Saddam Hussein was getting nuclear fuel from an African country.
A lower court ruled New York Times investigative reporter Judith Miller and Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper in contempt for refusing to testify. 
Full story:  http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=578&e=12&u=/nm/20050419/pl_nm/bush_leak_dc

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