Jury Selection Underway in Libby Trial

Jury selection has begun in the trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Pachacutec from Firedoglake is in the media courtroom, blogging away (make sure you read the comments where's he is posting continual updates.)

The Judge has read the jurors the list of potential witnesses. Here they are:

Floyd Abrams Spencer Ackerman
David Addington
Mike Allen
Michael Anton
Kurt Armfeld (?)
Richard Armitage
Daniel Bartlett
Robert (Bob) Bennett
Deborah Bond
Massimo Calabrese
Andrew Card
Jay Carney
VP Richard B. Cheney
Matthew Cooper
John Dickerson
Jack Eckinroad (?)
Eric Edelman
Douglas Feith
Jennifer Feild
Ari Fleischer
Donald Fierce
Allen Foley
Carl Ford
Jared Francisco
Paul Gigot
David Gregory
Robert Grenier
Marc Grossman
Steven Hadley
John Hannah
Bill Harlow
Deborah Hayden
Seymour Hersh
Richard Polk ?
John Judis
Glenn Kessler
Walter Kransteimer
Nicholas Kristoff
Deborah Kuntz
Emily Laramour
Adam Levine
Lewis “Scooter” Libby
Cathie Martin
David Martin
Mary Matalin
Chris Matthews
Jennifer Mayfeild
Scott McClellan
Dean McGrath
John McLaughlin
Judtith Miller
Jennifer Millerwise ?
Andrew Mitchell
Robert Novak
Neil Pateo
Timothy Phelps
Walter Pincus
Colin Powell
Dana Priest
Condoleeza Rice
James Risen
Karl Rove
Newt Royce
Tim Russert
David Sanger
Craig Small ?
Hannah Seimers
Bruce Schwartz
William Taft IV
Joseph Tate
George Tenet
Evan Thomas
Larry Thompson
Paul Valery ?
Joseph Wilson
Valerie Plame Wilson
Paul Wolfowitz
Bob Woodward

Update: Marcy Wheeler has a list with brief notes about who each is. (pdf.)

Dan Froomkin of the Washington Post has his usual excellent roundup of MSM coverage, with a nice reference to blogging coverage.

There's a good WaPo article today by Amy Goldstein and Carole Leonig and Andrew Cohen over at Bench Conference dampens the enthusiasm of those who expect this to be a trial over the decision to go to war in Iraq.

Did Libby lie or not? Could he truly have forgotten the truth because he was so busy helping run the country? Those questions, and not the more flowery ones, will drive this case.

That's a shame, but it's the reality.

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