Judge denies much of Cannizzaro's motion to dismiss the suit, which alleges systematic civil rights violations.
Lower courts had ordered the agency to produce fake subpoenas from a 16-month window. With the high court's denial, those decisions stand.
Appeals court affirms 2017 ruling in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Cannizzaro's office has partially complied with that ruling.
Appealing an earlier ruling for news outlet, Cannizzaro's office says that public records requests for so-called "DA subpoenas" were too broad. The Lens is asking for more records.
This is the first indication of how often prosecutors used the bogus documents.
The Jefferson Parish DA's turned over 92 "DA subpoenas" in response to a public records request from The Lens. The documents date from 2016 and 2017, before DA Paul Connick ended the practice.
DA's lawyers say prosecutors enjoy immunity under the law. Judge says plaintiffs have a difficult path ahead.
Two people allege that prosecutors committed forgery, intimidated witnesses and obstructed justice by sending crime victims and witnesses so-called “DA subpoenas."
Staffers were told to use a notice that looked like a real court document, with “SUBPOENA” printed at the top.
Defense attorneys are seeking a new trial because their client was convicted after the victim received a fake subpoena.