Judge denies much of Cannizzaro’s motion to dismiss the suit, which alleges systematic civil rights violations.
| February 28, 2019
Lower courts had ordered the agency to produce fake subpoenas from a 16-month window. With the high court’s denial, those decisions stand.
| January 9, 2019
Appeals court affirms 2017 ruling in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Cannizzaro’s office has partially complied with that ruling.
| October 10, 2018
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.
| September 6, 2018
This is the first indication of how often prosecutors used the bogus documents.
| July 9, 2018
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.
| June 6, 2018
DA’s lawyers say prosecutors enjoy immunity under the law. Judge says plaintiffs have a difficult path ahead.
| May 9, 2018
Two people allege that prosecutors committed forgery, intimidated witnesses and obstructed justice by sending crime victims and witnesses so-called “DA subpoenas.”
| March 20, 2018
Staffers were told to use a notice that looked like a real court document, with “SUBPOENA” printed at the top.
| January 24, 2018
Defense attorneys are seeking a new trial because their client was convicted after the victim received a fake subpoena.
| January 8, 2018