Libby will go to Trial

Today's Washington Post:

A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss charges against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former top White House aide who was indicted on perjury and obstruction charges last year in the CIA leak scandal.

In a 31-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton turned down a motion by lawyers for Vice President Dick Cheney's one-time top assistant, who challenged the authority of Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to handle the case.

Libby's lawyers had argued that Fitzgerald was given too much power _ more than the attorney general _ and that the appointment should have been made by the president with the Senate's approval.
Isn't this what conservatives love to rail about when anybody brings up victim's rights? "To many criminals already get off on these little technicalities! So what if the police didn't have the warrant, they could have gotten one any time they wanted..."

It's a little different when the shoe's on the other foot, isn't it?

Either way, it's good to see that some parts of the judicial system haven't been intimidated by BushCo's ravings.

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