Byron York excerpts the passages where the defense disputes the assertion that Plame was covert under the IIPA. The bottom line:
To our knowledge, the meaning of the phrase “served outside the United States” in the IIPA has never been litigated. Thus, whether Ms. Wilson was covered by the IIPA remains very much in doubt, especially given the sparse nature of the record.
Like Tom Maguire, I suspect that Plame’s status falls into a legal gray that is unlikely to be clarified any time soon. (As usual, Maguire’s blog is must-reading for anyone trying to make sense of the case.)
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