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Current Law Students / Plame sues Cheney, others in CIA leak case
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:15:38 PM »

outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame?

Yes. Former CIA agent Valerie Plame and her husband on Thursday sued Vice President male private part Cheney, top Bush aide Karl Rove and other White House officials for their role in the disclosure of her classified status.

Here are some facts about the Plame affair:

- President George W. Bush, in his January 2003 State of the Union address to Congress, said: "The British government has learned that (then-Iraqi President) Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

- In July 2003, Plame's husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, wrote in The New York Times that he traveled to Niger for the CIA in 2002 to investigate Bush's allegation and was "highly doubtful" such a transaction had occurred.

- A week later, columnist Robert Novak wrote that Wilson's wife, Plame, was a CIA operative who had suggested sending Wilson to Niger. A 1982 federal law makes knowingly revealing the identity of a covert agent a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Novak said on Wednesday that Rove and former CIA public information officer Bill Harlow were two of the three unnamed sources he used for his column on Plame. Novak has not named the primary source.

- In October 2005, federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald indicted Cheney chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby for obstruction of justice and perjury, the only person to be indicted so far in the case. Libby resigned. His trial is set for early next year.

- Fitzgerald also investigated Rove, one of the president's closed confidantes for decades, but told his lawyer in June that he will not face charges.

Current Law Students / Re: What's The Difference
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:08:20 PM »
A group of Arab terrorists burst into the conference room at the Ramada Hotel where the ABA was holding its Annual Convention. More than a hundred attorneys were taken as hostages.

The terrorist leader announced that, unless their demands were met, they would release one attorney every hour.

Current Law Students / Re: 3.2/174
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:05:15 PM »
Thanks to your 174 you're an automatic admit anywhere.

« on: July 13, 2006, 03:01:41 PM »

I seriously hope all this gamble is worth it in the end. ??? I'm dying right now. It's so crazy. It's so insane. 

Let's hope so ..

Current Law Students / Re: BAS: Battered associate syndrome
« on: July 13, 2006, 02:57:47 PM »


You've gotten yelled at the next day for forgetting to put that comma in the brief.

One very good reason to slam law & lawyering just as we've been doing all along!

Current Law Students / Re: Patent Bar Exam
« on: July 13, 2006, 02:54:34 PM »
I took the PTO exam -- it was the epitome of the proverbial hoop that has to be jumped through. Most of the questions are poorly written and have little to do with practice. Indeed, when I took the Kayton course to prepare, Mr. Kayton said there was one exam where 28% of the questions were flawed in that there was either two correct answers, three correct answers or no correct answers. Well, in an open book exam with time constraints, its pretty disconcerning to try to pick the right answer when there is actually two or three right answers.

Could someone vouch for the veracity of this post?


Current Law Students / Re: Psychopath attorneys
« on: July 13, 2006, 02:52:09 PM »
Pretty much anywhere there's a law school!

Current Law Students / Re: Should I file Bankruptcy...
« on: July 13, 2006, 02:48:41 PM »
It's really unfortunate that you can't file for bankruptcy, get rid of the mortgage and keep the house. For example, before 1997 it was possible to file for bankruptcy, get rid of student loans and keep & use the degree. Well, I guess that's because a degree is just a "piece of paper," less valuable than a house .. :)

Deborah I guess, that's her name, anyway, she has written an excellent book that I recommend to everyone here to read..

Current Law Students / Re: So Far
« on: July 13, 2006, 02:39:15 PM »

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