State of Texas v. Clark, No. C-35,136 (244th Dist. Ct., Ector Cty., Tex.)

In a case of first impression, we filed an emergency motion to quash a subpoena that would have put our client, a newspaper reporter, on the witness stand. Our motion was based on the Texas Free Flow of Information Act, the "shield law" enacted in 2009. During hearings on the eve of trial, we persuaded the district attorney and defense counsel to agree that the reporter would not be called to testify.