Yohannon (yohannon) wrote,
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Trying to Ignore What Day It Is...*

So, I ran across this article on Bloomberg News about the latest on the whole Plame CIA Operative outing. Of particular interest are the last two paragraphs [emphasis mine]:

"In an interview yesterday, Wilson said that once the criminal questions are settled, he and his wife may file a civil lawsuit against Bush, Cheney and others seeking damages for the alleged harm done to Plame's career.

"If they do so, the current state of the law makes it likely that the suit will be allowed to proceed -- and Bush and Cheney will face questioning under oath -- while they are in office. The reason for that is a unanimous 1997 U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling that Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit against then- President Bill Clinton could go forward immediately, a decision that was hailed by conservatives at the time."

I seem to recall at the time of that decision that some pundits speculated that it could bite a future republican white house occupant on the ass.

Bend over, Mr. Bush.

*10.17.89, 5:04 PM. My first major quake, and one I lost a friend to. I can't believe it's been 16 years...
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