Happytown: Orange County Textgate continues
Electronically challenged county still clinging to public records kept on commissioners' cell phones
Published: December 5, 2012
Maybe, but the county sure does seem annoyed at the idea that this could lead to personal stuff getting out there – you know, like when the county itself sent out loads of personal messages from Mayor Teresa Jacobs' own phone and then acted like it was everybody else's fault for looking at them. Busybodies!
The judge wasn't having any of the grumpy back and forth, really, because all he signed up for was the case-management scheduling crap, including setting a time to hear from the attorneys of the lobbyists to explain just why it is they were so adamant about not being deposed like they were subpoenaed to be. Are they above the law? Probably.
Anyway, the whole thing will continue to itch inside of our ears until at least June 10, when the judge scheduled the big trial (with several hearings clouding the docket until that summer peak). Meanwhile, we'll start using our electronic devices for what they were meant to be used: sexting while sick!
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