This is going to be a short diary. The D.C. Appeals Court has again denied Valerie Plame's lawsuit against Cheney and the White House.
Corrected - removed statement, "I guess we shouldn't be surprised, given that Bush appointed most on the court."
From an Yahoo/Reuters article... (below the fold)
The court ruled Cheney and the others were acting within their official capacity when they revealed Plame's identity to reporters.
Government employees who engage in questionable acts, such as abusing prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay facility or engaging in defamatory speech, cannot be held individually liable if they are carrying out official duties, the court said.
"The conduct, then, was in the defendants' scope of employment regardless of whether it was unlawful or contrary to the national security of the United States," Appeals Court Chief Judge David Sentelle wrote in the opinion.
Plame's lawyer said she was disappointed.
"We're considering all of our options, including appeal, which I think is likely," said Plame attorney Melanie Sloan, who added that she is still studying the decision.
It appears, once again, that justice cannot be had in Cheney/Bush's America. The Appeals Court is permitting them to violate our Constitution, break the law, and violate the rights of our citizens. Fascist bastards, ....all of them.