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Libby lawyers subpoena NYT, reporter notes in CIA leak case

[JURIST] The New York Times and a former reporter have been subpoenaed [JURIST report] by lawyers for former vice-presidential Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby [defense profile; JURIST news archive] to obtain reporter's notes and other information related to the CIA leak case [JURIST news archive]. The requested notes belong to former NYT reporter Judith Miller [JURIST news archive], who served 85 days in jail [JURIST report] for failing to reveal one of her sources.

Libby has pleaded not guilty [JURIST report] to obstruction of justice and perjury charges [PDF indictment; JURIST report] in connection with the investigation into the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to the media. Miller's source was later revealed to be Libby, though Libby has not been charged with actually revealing Plame's identity. According to court documents released last month, Libby was authorized by his superiors [JURIST report] to share classified information with reporters in order to combat accusations that the US government had manipulated intelligence leading to the war in Iraq. Thursday's New York Times has more.

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