With all this talk of Karl let's not forget about Scooter.Judge Won't Dismiss Case Against Leaky Libby
"A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss charges against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former top White House aide who was indicted on perjury and obstruction charges last year in the CIA leak scandal.
In a 31-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton turned down a motion by lawyers for Vice President Dick Cheney's one-time top assistant, who challenged the authority of Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to handle the case.
Libby's lawyers had argued that Fitzgerald was given too much power — more than the attorney general — and that the appointment should have been made by the president with the Senate's approval.
Walton said Thursday he did not need to "look far" in the law to reject the claim by Libby's defense team. The judge said there is no question the attorney general can delegate any of his functions.
"There was no wholesale abdication of the attorney general's duty to direct and supervise litigation," he wrote.
I am beginning to suspect that Scooter's legal team is easily confused by the law or supporting a few ex-wives and girlfriends. ;)