Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
October 1, 2002
WAR/POLITICS/LAW: McDermott

Upon hearing that Congressman James McDermott has been in Baghdad criticizing the Bush Administration and lauding the need to place our trust in our enemies, some of you may be asking, "McDermott . . . that name sounds familiar, doesn't it?" Here's why: you may remember McDermott as the guy who had to resign from the House Ethics committee, and was sued by Congressman John Boehner, for publishing an illegal tape recording of an internal telephone conference between House Republicans. (In a postscript, the lawsuit was ultimately rejected after the Supreme Court, in Bartnicki v. Vopper, found the provisions of the statute barring disclosures derived from illegal wiretaps to be overbroad).

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