WLBT coverage subpoenaed by judicial performance commission on Buffington

The Mississippi Judicial Performance Commission has subpoenaed WLBT’s news coverage of a session ordered by Simpson County Chancery Judge Larry Buffington. Buffington ordered a joint meeting of the Simpson County Board of Supervisors with the court. It was his effort to determine who leaked information to WLBT about former supreme court justice Oliver Diaz being hired as a youth court public defender. A complaint about that meeting was filed with the Judicial Performance Commission by Simpson County Resident Tom Buckner.

WLBT – 3/18/9