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Wednesday, January 19, 2005
On this day:

Fed. Judge: O.K. to Question Witness About "Marital Infidelities" in Fraud Trial

No, Ken Starr is neither the judge who approved nor the attorney who requested this line of questioning. No, the case isn't even a divorce case or a sexual harassment case. No, the witness isn't even the defendant, but rather someone who is testifying against his former boss in a criminal trial on fraud-related matters. The witness isn't the target of a vast right-wing conspiracy, either.

Is former WorldCom CFO Scott Sullivan actually legally required to tell the truth about his own infidelities when testifying against former WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers? Maybe it depends on what the definition of "is" is.

Thanks to reporting by the WSJ.