Leaks reportedly part of war buildup

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby told a grand jury that Vice President Dick Cheney told him to leak secret data to the press, it was reported.

Jan. 2007 trial date for 'Scooter' Libby

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been given a Jan. 8, 2007, date for his federal trial on perjury and other charges.

Libby pleads innocent in CIA leak case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. vice presidential aide Lewis Libby Thursday pleaded innocent to obstruction of justice, perjury and lying in the CIA leak case.

Court will hear FBI whistleblower case

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- A federal court in Washington will decide whether a fired FBI translator can testify in a lawsuit brought by relatives of the Sept. 11 victims.
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Reggie Walton
Vice President Dick Cheney's Former Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, returns to court in Washington on June 14, 2007. U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton denied Libby's appeal for a delay of sentencing. (UPI Photo/Dominic Bracco II)

Reggie Barnett Walton (born Donora, Pennsylvania, February 8, 1949) is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Walton's father worked two jobs in the steel town Donora in which the young Walton appeared in court three times over gang fighting. Walton credits an incident in which a friend nearly killed a rival with an icepick with convincing him to turn towards academics. He won a football scholarship to get his Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia State College in 1971, and then a law degree from The American University, Washington College of Law, in 1974. Judge Walton is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Walton served as an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 1981 to 1989 and from 1991 to 2001. He also served as associate director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. In 2001, he was nominated to be a federal bench by President George W. Bush, and subsequently confirmed by the U.S. Senate. In 2004, Bush appointed him to chair a the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission, investigating ways to curb prison rape. In May 2007, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. appointed him to a seat on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

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