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August 12, 2008
Plame and Wilson's lawsuit going nowhere
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Distrcit of Columbia Circuit today sustained the lower court's dismissal of their civil suit against Libby, Rove, Cheney and Armitage, in which they claim the defendants engaged in tortious conduct in revealing Plame's identity.
[The] appeals court said there was no constitutional basis for the court to step in and it declined to create one. The judges said Plame and Wilson could bring their case under the Privacy Act, though it does not cover the president or vice president's offices. The court also said it must be reluctant to wade into national security issues.