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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

McDermott’s Leak Case Moves to the Full Federal Appeals Court

Posted by on June 27 at 10:42 AM

The Jim McDermott leak case (featuring a police scanner, a cell phone, a Waffle House restaurant, Bill Clinton, and a guy named Boehner) will be heard by the full U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. this September.

It’s an interesting First Amendment showdown, and one that I wrote about in The Stranger last month. The full court’s announcement this morning that it will revisit the most recent ruling in the case—which came in March, went against McDermott, and was delivered by a three judge panel of the Appeals Court—means that McDermott has one more stop before he finds himself at the U.S. Supreme Court defending the right to leak information of public importance.

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Well, since Rove isn't doing time, Bush should just pardon McDermott, especially since he was wiretapping and Bush is in favor of doing that without warrants.

When are you morons going to get it? McDermott wasn't wiretapping. He was walking down a hall in congress and these people gave him a tape for god sakes.

so, are you saying the right wing blogs aren't telling the truth?

i - am - so - shocked!

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