Monday, July 18, 2005


PA Court to Review Reporter's Notes

Martha Raffaele of the Associated Press reports that:

U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III agreed to a suggestion by a lawyer for The York Dispatch and the York Daily Record/Sunday News that he examine the materials privately to determine whether they are relevant to the case before ruling on the lawyer's request to quash the subpoenas.

The lawyer, Niles Benn, said he would turn over notes and story drafts from Heidi Bernhard-Bubb, a correspondent for the Dispatch, and e-mails from Joe Maldonado, a correspondent from the Daily Record/Sunday News, by the end of the day on Tuesday.

"We think the court's going to find that the notes aren't relevant," Benn said after the court hearing.

Attorneys for the Christian fundamentalist Thomas More Law center, who are defending the school board, deny that board members made the statements supporting creationism during a public board meeting that were attributed to them in the articles.

They wouldn't have done that, would they?


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