NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has put a hold on a hearing about New Orleans' mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell while considering whether the judge should step aside.
State Attorney General Jeff Landry has subpoenaed Cantrell's personal bank records.
She won 60 percent of the vote to succeed term-limited Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Her runoff opponent accused her of misusing a city credit card, an allegation Cantrell denies.
Cantrell asked the Criminal District Court to throw out the subpoena. Judge Laurie White scheduled a hearing next week.
The New Orleans Advocate and Nola.com | The Times-Picayune has reported that the Supreme Court issued a stay on Thursday.
Landry said every Orleans Parish judge should step aside from the question, because the mayor has a hand in the court's budget and because Cantrell's father-in-law is a magistrate judge.