- US District Judge for DC Reggie Walton has been assigned
the Lewis Libby case. It is noteworthy to point out Walton's past and current
links to the Republican Right and to elements in the Bush administration
who have covered up important details about 911.
- Walton was appointed to the DC Superior Court in 1981
by Ronald Reagan. In 1989, he was appointed by George H. W. Bush as the
deputy drug czar under Bill Bennett. Walton was reappointed to the DC Superior
Court by the senior Bush. George W. Bush nominated Walton to the US District
Court for DC in 2001.
- Walton was the judge who, under pressure from the Justice
Department, placed a gag order on former FBI translator and whistleblower
Sibel Edmonds and cleared his courtroom of the public and media in Edmonds'
hearing in her case against the FBI. Edmonds brought to light important
information about how the FBI failed to translate important wiretap intercepts
before and after 911.
- Judge Reggie Walton assigned to Libby case: Recusal of
judge appointed to the bench by two Bush presidents should have been sought