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Judge Quashes Subpoenas in election contest

Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 8:40 pm News Flash Archive

This afternoon, Circuit Court Judge Ashley Hines entered orders quashing various subpoenas that had been issued by Jesse Ross on behalf of one faction of the Leflore County Democrat Executive Committee.

Tomorrow morning, two competing factions of the LCDEC have scheduled meetings at 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock respectively. Mr. Ross, who is aligned with one faction of the LCDEC, had issued subpoenas ordering the Circuit Clerk to produce various materials relating to the election. He had also subpoenaed voters and other persons to produce documents and/or appear before the committee.

However, Mr. Anjuan Brown's attorney Sam Begley, and the Circuit Clerk's attorney Tom Calhoun, both went to the court separately to stop the subpoenas from being enforced.

At the Circuit Clerk's request, Judge Hines also entered a protective order for the election records of the Circuit Clerk, commanding that they not be produced without an order from the Court.

It may be that the court is concerned that election records not be handed over to a faction that may turn out not to be the actual LCDEC. Apparently, the true identity of the LCDEC has been called into question, with no one certain who are its members or who is its chairman.

Tomorrow morning promises to be a real circus!

John Pittman Hey
The Taxpayers Channel

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