Over the objections of the state court system, eight judges, including Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau (See Profile), have been ordered to comply with subpoenas served by the New York Post requiring the judges to be deposed.

The Post is seeking the judges’ testimony as part of its defense of a defamation suit brought by Brooklyn Justice Francois A. Rivera (See Profile) who claims he was maligned in four articles published by the Post, which reported in October 2005 that the judge was under investigation by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office for allegedly paying $50,000 to buy a Democratic nomination to the Supreme Court.