Thursday, April 05, 2007

Editors Swat Down Subpoenas

Interesting news item concerning my previous employer, The Monitor, and a couple of my former bosses:

The region's presiding judge Thursday dismissed subpoenas ordering the top two editors at The Monitor newspaper in McAllen to appear in court over an editorial that called for a judge to recuse himself from a case against another judge. ...

The hearing was to determine whether District Judge Bobby Flores can be blocked from hearing the case against District Judge Rudy Delgado. Delgado has been suspended amid charges he evaded arrest and misused official information during a 2002 arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

When The Monitor revamped its website, readers apparently lost the old web archives. But thanks to the miraculous workings of the Wayback Machine, you can read the original editorial from March 2005. Oh, and here's an earlier editorial with more details on Delgado's case from January '05.