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Ex-Cheney aide Libby to make first court appearance Thursday

[JURIST] Lewis Libby [NYT profile], Vice President Dick Cheney's long-time chief of staff, will make his first court appearance on Thursday, after being indicted [JURIST report] Friday in the CIA leak investigation [JURIST news archive], a court official said Monday. Libby, who faces charges of obstructing justice, perjury and making false statements, is expected to enter a not guilty plea at his arraignment beginning 10:30 AM Thursday. Judge Reggie Walton, the federal judge chosen to hear Libby's case, could also set a schedule for the filing of motions and possibly a trial date. Reuters has more.

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