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And a former White House aide is waiting to learn if he could face time behind bars. The judge presiding over the perjury case of Lewis Scooter Libby dismissed a juror yesterday. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said the juror was exposed to information about the case of Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff outside of the courtroom over the weekend.
Federal court rules allow a smaller panel to continue deliberations when necessary. The judge said the juror did not intentionally seek out information but simply misunderstood the instructions he had maintained throughout the trial.
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