Judge Scissors Out Parts of Plame Memoir

Court rules ex-agent can't reveal dates of CIA employment
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 3, 2007 3:13 PM CDT
Former CIA officer Valerie Plame takes part in a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington in this July 14, 2006 file photo. On Thursday, July 19, 2007, a federal judge on Thursday dismissed...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Valerie Plame won't be allowed to disclose the dates she worked for the CIA in her upcoming memoir because it's classified information, a federal judge ruled today. The outed agent and publisher Simon & Schuster sued to keep the CIA from quashing info in her book, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House.

Plame's dates of employment were publicly revealed on a federal website, the LA Times reports, but the agency hasn't officially declassified the information. Simon & Schuster ripped the ruling, which it said "runs counter to the 1st Amendment," but hasn't announced whether it will appeal or change the book's scheduled October publication date.