Friday, October 21, 2005

Patrick Fitzgerald Gets A New Web Site

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has launched a new web site for his “special counsel” investigation of the CIA leak case. The Washington Post’s Dan Froomkin asks: “Could it be that he's getting ready to release some new legal documents? Like, maybe, some indictments?” Fitzgerald’s spokesman told the Post not to read too much into the new web site. Randall Samborn said, “I would strongly caution, Dan, against reading anything into it substantive, one way or the other . . . It's really a long overdue effort to get something on the Internet to answer a lot of questions that we get . . . and to put up some of the documents that we have had ongoing and continued interest in having the public be able to access."

It is not uncommon for courts with high profile cases to create special web sites for the purpose of posting court filings and press releases pertaining to the case like Fitzgerald has just done. But if he intended to wrap the case up without any indictments or further proceedings there will be little need to create a  special web site for the case. For now, it looks like a good site to bookmark for future reference.

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