Thursday, July 13, 2006
Valerie Plame and Joseph Wilson have, as you have presumably seen by now, sued [PDF] Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and ten John Does. They're represented by Proskauer Rose with Erwin Chemerinsky of counsel. The suit includes Constitutional (Bivens) claims, section 1985 and 1986 claims, along with pendent state law claims -- more specifically, it alleges First and Fifth Amendment violations, civil rights conspiracy, failure to prevent civil rights violations, public disclosure of private facts, and civil conspiracy.
James Copland at Point of Law wonders "if Republicans so casually dismissive of concerns about litigation interfering with executive branch operations when Paula Jones sued Bill Clinton will still be singing the same tune." (My prediction: not so much.)
The complaint: Download plame.pdf.