December 10, 2004

Wilson vs. Taricani

Carroll Andrew Morse

For us separation-of-powers enthusiasts, there is an important distinction between the Plame-Wilson case and the Taricani case. In the Plame-Wilson affair, journalists are being asked to tell what they know about the violation of an actual law. It is illegal -- according to a law passed by Congress, signed by the President -- to leak the identity of a covert operative.

In the Taricani case, on the other hand, there was no law broken. There is only a violation of an ad-hoc rule created by a judge.

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good points!
Jim was not acting against the law.
Give him a pardon!

Posted by: Ellen Taricani at April 18, 2005 4:32 PM