Limbaugh's Medical Records Subpoenaed

by TChris

On Wednesday, TalkLeft reported the arguments of Rush Limbaugh's lawyer, Roy Black, in opposition to Florida's use of a search warrant to obtain Limbaugh's medical records without Limbaugh's consent. Black argued that prosecutors should have applied for a subpoena and given Limbaugh notice so that he could object. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons filed an amicus brief with the court yesterday in support of Limbaugh's position, arguing that upholding the warrant would have an intimidating effect on Florida doctors. Also supporting Limbaugh in the court of appeals are the American Civil Liberties Union, the Florida Pain Initiative, and the National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain. The court of appeals in West Palm Beach yesterday gave prosecutors 15 days to respond to Limbaugh's argument.

In the meantime, Limbaugh disclosed yesterday that prosecutors have, in fact, subpoenaed records from his doctors.

On his radio show Friday, Limbaugh said Palm Beach County prosecutors sent subpoenas to the offices of four of his doctors, "demanding a list of every employee at every doctor's office I visited, from March to September of 2003," according to a transcript of the program on his Web site.

"They're already figuring they're going to win the opportunity to see my medical records, and once they see them, they want a list of names at these doctors' offices that they can re-subpoena and bring in for interviews," Limbaugh said.

Adding another layer of controversy to the case, the former maid who blew the whistle on Limbaugh's alleged drug use is angry at his on-air assertion that a "lawyer, with Democrat connections ... went to the state attorney and got [her] immunity."

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