Dismissed. Now, go away.

Valerie Plame from Yahoo! News I found a post on Michelle Malkin’s blog and Instapundit’s blog that a federal judge has dismissed the Plame lawsuit. 

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds and said he would not express an opinion on the constitutional arguments.

Bates dismissed the case against all defendants: Cheney, White House political adviser Karl Rove, former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.

Plame’s lawyers said from the beginning the suit would be a difficult case to make. Public officials normally are immune from such suits filed in connection with their jobs.

So, have we heard the last of them?  Probably not.  One of HotAir’s readers makes this point:

You will be shocked — shocked! — to learn that the AP manages to get the story mostly wrong. If you check the opinion, it clearly concludes:

For the reasons given above, plaintiffs have failed to state a claim upon which relief can be granted with respect to their four causes of action asserted directly under the Constitution. Furthermore, this Court lacks subject-matter jurisdiction over plaintiffs’ claim for public disclosure of private facts.

As the saying goes, “Tune in next time” for another addition of As the Lawsuits Turn, when Val accuses Dick of outing her.


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