A federal judge in Washington dismissed a retaliation action filed by the former government lawyer who advised the FBI not to question John Walker Lindh, the so-called “American Taliban,” without his lawyer after his capture in Afghanistan.

The government lawyer, Jesselyn A. Radack, passed information to a Newsweek reporter after she had left the U.S. Department of Justice when she suspected that the government had acted illegally. She was counsel to DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

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