Scooter Libby’s Trial Date Set After November Elections


This is a bit of a bummer.
U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton wanted Libby’s trial to begin in September 2006, which would have been a nice reminder to American citizens of the abuses of power that have occurred in the lead up to and prosecution of the war against Iraq.
However, Libby’s lead lawyer is “busy” in September, and so the trial has been set (conveniently for the White House) for January 2007.

— Steve Clemons