Last Wednesday, the Obama Administration officially opposed further consideration of the case thus, says SCOTUSBlog's Lyle Denniston, "adopting the same opposition arguments that were advanced by the Bush Administration." As the Washington Times reported:
"The decision of the court of appeals is correct and does not conflict with any decision of this Court or any other court of appeals," said the brief filed by Solicitor General Elena Kagan [NOfP note: under consideration for Souter's seat], Assistant Attorney General Tony West, and Justice Department attorneys Mark B. Stern and Charles W. Scarborough. "Further review is unwarranted."Plame's liberal pressure group lawyers assert "The government’s position cannot be reconciled with President Obama’s oft-stated commitment to once again make government officials accountable for their actions." To coin a phrase, yes it can.
The Justice Department filing agreed with the lower courts that none of the Wilsons' several legal arguments gave an appropriate basis for such a lawsuit.
I said Plame/Wilson had no case long ago. So any possible "irritation" is outweighed by the justness of the Administration's position. Besides, don't bother me: I'm basking in the outrage from the online lefty zoo.