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.


Blogger Truth Be Told said...

I'm sorry to get off topic here, but I do have a question for you Mack Harrison.

When the previous LJISD Board so much as sneezed, your paper was quick to jump on it, despite the fact that there was no real substance there (yourself being a law student must have seen through this). In the last year, this new board has really provided the rest of the media with some real fodder, and yet not a peep from your publication. I understand your busy with school, but what about your news publication? There is no denying it now that the guys your paper supported last year have put themselves in a precarious situation, yet not a peep. With the election a day away, it is kind of late, but this has been a question that has been nagging me for some time now. Why?

By the way, hope finals have gone well, or are going well, for you.

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