JUDGE DROPS CHARGES AGAINST COLLEGE EDITOR

By: Staff reports

Unpublished Photos Remain Property of CSU Sacramento



CORRECTION: Due to an editing error yesterday, E&P Online accidentally ran the State
Hornet’s own story on this topic without attribution. The story had been forwarded to
editors for background use only and was misunderstood to be the work of an E&P staffer.
We sincerely regret the error.



A judge dropped contempt charges against a college newspaper editor after reviewing
photos that reportedly offered no new evidence in an arrest, the State Hornet reports.


David Sommers, editor of California State University, Sacramento’s State Hornet, had been
subpoenaed to provide photos that were taken of the arrest of Gustavo Chavez at the Sept.
19 Causeway Classic football game.


Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Gerald S. Bakarich reviewed the unpublished photos
and quashed the subpoena after determining they didn’t provide any new information to the
defense.


Sommers cited the California Shield law when he refused to turn over the photographs.



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