Appeals Court Affirms Censorship of Valerie Plame Wilson Memoir; Concurring Judge Faults Majority for "Blinking Reality"


As Judge Katzmann observed, “Ms. Wilson is not asking the CIA to officially acknowledge her possible pre-2002 dates of service.” Wilson v. CIA, No. 07-4244-cv, slip op. at 5 (2d Cir.

Nov. 12, 2009) (Katzmann, J., concurring in the judgment) Judge Katzmann further observed: “[I]t is not inherently plausible that a foreign government would consider Ms. Wilson’s book . . . to be an official acknowledgment by the CIA. Indeed, courts agree that books published by former CIA agents [sic] are not official CIA disclosures.” Id. at 6 (citing Afshar v. Dep’t of State, 702 F.2d 1125, 1133-34 (D.C. Cir. 1983).

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