Supreme Court Ends Plame Case Against Cheney, Libby, Bush Officials

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The high court decides not to take a case dismissed by lower court that the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame caused suffering for Plame and her husband, Joe Wilson.

The decision is a victory for Cheney and his former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove, and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. They and nine unnamed co-defendants were sued by Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband Joseph after her CIA cover was leaked to reporters.

The "Plame Affair" was a major Washington scandal during the Bush administration's second term. A federal prosecutor brought in to examine the case never brought criminal charges for the outing, but his investigation led to Libby's conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice. President Bush commuted Libby's two and a half prison sentence.

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