Mayor Caraway's Police Records to Remain Hidden For At Least Another Two Weeks
|Hon. Teresa Guerra Snelson|
The judge granted a 14-day temporary restraining order, with a hearing scheduled for March 22. This, despite a fairly brilliant argument by non-lawyer and Dallas Morning News City Hall reporter Steve Thompson. Judge Teresa Snelson asked if any requestors wanted to speak; he went up and made a long speech, which was something to the effect of: Caraway has already made the issue so public it can never be private again.Like I said, more to come.
The judge listened to Caraway's attorneys, who argued that without a TRO, the damage they are seeking to avoid would be caused without fair recourse to the judicial process. After the hearing, as the courtroom was emptying out, the judge addressed Thompson: "Mr. Thompson, if you ever decide not to be a journalist anymore, you should go to law school. You did very well."