Friday, May 26, 2006

Time must give Libby documents

AP reports that a federal judge today ruled that Time magazine must give I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby drafts of articles so that the former White House aide can use them to defend himself against charges in the CIA leak case.
"U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton limited the scope of subpoenas that Libby's lawyers had aimed at Time, NBC News and The New York Times for e-mails, notes, drafts of articles and other information.

"But in a 40-page ruling, Walton rejected the news organizations' argument that they have a broad right to refuse to provide such information in criminal cases."
The opinion is here.

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