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The Libby Trial

— The Los Angeles Times explores the extent of the risk taken by Libby's defense in not putting him on the stand.  In his opening statement, Libby's attorney had "declared that Libby had been the victim of a White House conspiracy to make Libby the fall guy for the CIA leak scandal.  But when the jury begins deliberating the fate of the former vice presidential aide next week, it will have seen virtually no evidence to back up the provocative claim."