Bloggers Get Press Credentials for Scooter Libby Trial
The Washington Post reports that two of the coveted media seats in the Scooter Libby trial will go to bloggers.
After two years of negotiations with judicial officials across the country, the Media Bloggers Association, a nonpartisan group with about 1,000 members working to extend the powers of the press to bloggers, has won credentials to rotate among his members. The trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the highest-ranking Bush administration official to face criminal charges, could "catalyze" the association's efforts to win respect and access for bloggers in federal and state courthouses, said Robert Cox, the association's president.
Firedoglake announced last week that with the aid of Arianna Huffington, it had been granted a press pass for the trial.
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