Judge to release Libby sentencing letters.

Who wanted Scooter Libby to be given a lenient sentence? Now we’ll know. Judge Reggie Walton said today “he will release more than 150 letters he received regarding next week’s sentencing” of Libby, “who was convicted in March of perjury and obstruction in the CIA leak case, had asked that the letters not be released. Attorneys for several news organizations argued that the law required the letters be made public.” Emptywheel delves into Walton’s decision.