Judge Dismisses Plame Lawsuit against Bush Administration

From AP:  A federal judge on Thursday dismissed former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s lawsuit against members of the Bush administration in the CIA leak scandal.

Plame, the wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, had accused Vice President Dick Cheney and others of conspiring to leak her identity in 2003. Plame said that violated her privacy rights and was illegal retribution for her husband’s criticism of the administration.

From Think Progress: Judge John D. Bates, the judge who dismissed today’s suit, also dismissed the lawsuit over Dick Cheney’s energy task force records:

From me: Wonder if our right wing friends will be complaining about activist judges.  So let me get this straight: a covert CIA agent is outed by our own government in a time or war and the only penalty is a $250,000 check?