Judge dismisses Plame lawsuit?

WASHINGTON (AP) - "Former CIA operative Valerie Plame lost a lawsuit Thursday that demanded money from Bush administration officials whom she blamed for leaking her agency identity.

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."

Thoughts? We know that outting a non-covert CIA agent breaks no law. Why try to sue?

Update:

First, it wass the judges opinion, not mine. So that point is still valid.

Second, Plame was outted. She QUIT her job. Just because she was outted does not mean she could perform her desk duty job assignment. Because she quit, she had no grounds on which to sue.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It's the liberal way. No wonder they don't want tort reform.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    So tell me - if she wasn't covert then why was her outting being investigated in the first place?

    Note that the case was dismissed on juristictional grounds. The judge said there was no need to pursue this case while hte same charges can be pursued under the Privacy Act.

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  • 1 decade ago

    All this shows is Judge bates is a republican judge, that's all.

    Why sue? Because she lost money. She was getting paid a lot of money, and because she was "outed", she had to leave. She lost her yearly salary. I guarantee if this happened to libby and Plame "outed" HIM, Plame and her husband Wilson's children would still be paying libby

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  • 1 decade ago

    The case was dismissed on jurisdictional grounds. That means the judge didn't entertain the merits of the case.

    So the point you're trying to make isn't valid.

    Those are my thoughts.

    Oh - that, and: it wasn't a criminal lawsuit, it was a civil one. O.J. Simpson was found not guilty in a criminal court for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend. But their families won the civil case.

    So again... your point is without merit.

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  • Greg
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    1 decade ago

    Ambassador Wilson is bitter for being outed as a partisan hack

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why try to sue?

    The Plames want to get paid for stirring the pot with false accusations.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Another example of American justice system.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wilson lied, Valerie cried.

    Those two liars actually thought this lawsuit would go through?

    LOL!!

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