Novak talked

Now we know why he didn’t go to jail. He talked.

Once Cooper and Miller had challenged their subpoenas in the Plame inquiry, there were only two explanations for the absence of a contempt citation against Robert Novak. Either (1) he had chosen to cooperate, or (2) he was himself a target and had exercised his right not to testify against himself.

The Washington Post says it’s (1): Novak talked.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: