On March 16, 2005, Sibel filed a Federal Tort Claims case in an attempt to keep her case alive and the case was randomly assigned to Judge Robertson. A week later it was reassigned to Judge Walton without explanation. Walton has 'dealt' with a number of her cases before - and is also the judge in Libby's case.
In March this year, Sibel filed to have Walton recused from her case, citing his completely redacted financial records and conflict of interest. Walton refused to recuse himself, but last week the case was quietly reassigned to Judge Rosemary Collyer. No reason cited.