Libby requests one-month delay in CIA leak trial Joshua Pantesco at 3:27 PM ET
[JURIST] Defense lawyers for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby [defense profile; JURIST news archive] have requested a one-month delay in the trial, which would push the scheduled start date back to February 12, 2007. Lead defense attorney Theodore V. Wells Jr. requested the delay to accommodate a securities fraud trial he believes will take longer than previously expected. Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald [official website] said he would consent to the delay unless the securities trial is pushed back, and US District Judge Reggie B. Walton will soon decide whether to grant the request.
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