I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Jr., no longer challenges his conviction of perjury and obstruction of justice, per the NYT today.
According to the D.C. Circuit’s PACER docket in Mr. Libby’s appeal, the court extended the deadline for the opening brief until December 11, 2007 — tomorrow. United States v. Libby, No. 07-3068 (D.C. Cir.). So that probably explains why we hear today that Mr. Libby will not proceed.
No word on whether Mr. Libby plans to request a full pardon — in addition to the partial one that kept him out of prison.