U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney joins Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as the second high-ranking Bush administration official to be sued this week, as former CIA officer Valerie Plane and her husband, former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson have filed suit accusing Cheney, Karl Rove and Scooter Libby with revealing Plame’s CIA classified identity in response to Wilson’s criticism of the Bush administration’s Iraq shenanigans…
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More craziness in the world of law:
The EU has annulled the 2004 merger of Sony and BMG. Finally the sabertoothed music industry juggernauts have been rattled, as EMI, Warner Music Group and Vivendi’s Universal Music Group are all in for a wake-up call on this news.
Finally, after nearly 4 years as an “enemy combatant,” one-time American dirty bomb suspect Jose Padilla has been allowed to view “classified” documents and video detailing his statements when he was detained in a maximum security brig by the DoD.
EVEN MORE on This day in The Law:
AP reports: “President Bush has agreed conditionally to let a court review his eavesdropping operations under a deal that, for the first time, would open an important part of his once-secret terrorism surveillance to a constitutional test.”
Wow, is justice making a comeback or is it just my ‘magination?