Could the charges against Scooter Libby be unconstitutional? He's now claiming that the special prosecutor's investigation lacked the proper authority. How convenient.
Among the many possible implications, two jump out at me:
1. By taking action without first figuring out the necessary prerequisites or the eventual consequences, the administration messed up. Big time.
2. The administration, knowing that something might be uncovered in the course of the investigation, failed to go through the proper channels to get a special prosecutor appointed knowing full well that it might result in the dismissal of any eventual charges.