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

(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.

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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. (Read more Valerie Plame stories.)

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