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Two seats for bloggers at Scooter Libby trial

After negotiating with judicial officials, the Media Bloggers Association succeeded in gaining 2 seats for bloggers at Lewis “Scooter” Libbey trial next week. This is the first time bloggers have received press seats in a federal court . Washington Post (Jan 11, 2007) reports:

bloggers can bring a depth of reporting that some traditional media organizations aren’t able to achieve because of space and time limitations,” said Sheldon Snook, administrative assistant to Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan. Snook added that some bloggers also bring expertise that is welcome in court

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