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Kootenai County judge quashes NIC subpoenas, delays attorney's request to be released from case

A photograph of the Kootenai County Justice Building in Coeur d'Alene.
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This month, Kootenai County District Court Judge Cynthia Meyer is hearing arguments related to a civil lawsuit filed against North Idaho College by the school’s suspended president, Nick Swayne.

In a pair of hearings Wednesday, Judge Meyer heard requests to quash subpoenas that were issued by NIC’s regular attorney, and a separate request from lawyer Bret Walthers, who asked to be released from his role defending the college.

To learn more about what happened in this week’s hearings, Spokane Public Radio’s Brandon Hollingsworth spoke with Kaye Thornbrugh, a reporter from the Coeur d’Alene Press.

Brandon Hollingsworth is your All Things Considered host. He has served public radio audiences for fifteen years, primarily in reporting, hosting and interviewing. His previous ports-of-call were WUOT-FM in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Alabama Public Radio. His work has been heard nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here and Now and NPR’s top-of-the-hour newscasts.