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Deep Throat Sued Over Book Deal Few people knew as much about Mark Felt as Ralph de Toledano, who helped ghostwrite Felt’s 1979 biography. Now, de Toledano contends in a suit that he was duped over the rights to the book. • Walton’s Worries: Motion to Postpone Libby Trial Met with Reservations I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr.’s recent motion to postpone his Jan. 8, 2007, trial by 35 days is causing something of a headache in Judge Reggie Walton’s chambers. • In the Firms: Movement Amongst the Players Patton Boggs lost a litigator last week to the U.S. State Department. David Tafuri, 36, is taking a one-year leave of absence from the firm to become rule of law coordinator in Iraq. Plus more moves… • Senate to Hold Hearings on Hamdan Ruling The Senate Judiciary Committee goes into overdrive July 11 with a morning hearing on the Supreme Court’s Hamdan v. Rumsfeld decision and a second look that afternoon at William Haynes II, the Pentagon’s general counsel and nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. • Hack Litigation: Judge Contemplates Dismissal of Suit Against IBM A federal judge is deciding whether to throw out a suit filed by D.C.-based law and lobbying boutique Butera & Andrews alleging that IBM Corp. and an unidentified employee in its Durham, N.C., facility tried to hack into its e-mail system. • Contract Claim: Suit Over Firing Will Go Forward Was the head of the District’s Office of Human Rights fired for trying to expose a scheme that steered contracts to Curtis Lewis & Associates, a minority-owned law firm in Washington? That is one of the claims U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman ruled June 30 will go forward in the case between the office’s former head, Charles Holman, and the District. • Icing TRAC: Stats Used at High Court Need Not be Disclosed A federal judge has found that the government need not immediately disclose the underlying source of statistics the solicitor general cites in briefs before the Supreme Court.

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