NEW ORLEANS -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana today condemned  Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s decision to appeal a ruling ordering him to identify the prosecutors in his office who have issued or authorized false subpoenas, or documents that claim to be subpoenas but were not issued by a court.

ACLU of Louisiana Executive Director Marjorie Esman had this statement:

“District Attorney Cannizzaro is wasting time and taxpayer money trying to hide the truth from the people he’s sworn to serve. Using bogus subpoenas to intimidate and bully witnesses is an inexcusable injustice, and the people of Orleans Parish deserve answers and accountability from his office now.  The ACLU of Louisiana will continue to fight until the District Attorney turns over the records as the court has ordered.”