Former CIA officer Valerie Plame, left, and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, arrive for a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington in this July 14, 2006 file photo. On Thursday, July 19, 2007, a federal judge on Thursday dismissed Valerie Plame’s lawsuit against members of the Bush administration in the CIA leak scandal.
News item: Valerie Plame’s Lawsuit Dismissed
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.
No jurisidiction and No case – just political theater.