Michael A. Pope, PC was quoted in a September 5 article by Riverfront Times regarding Amiel Cueto's defamation lawsuit against The Madison -St. Claire Record, where the small daily newspaper issued a non-bylined column entitled "Pulling strings?" that stated Cuerto had been seen at a meeting of St. Clair County judges. Mr. Pope referred to a letter that was published by the paper after the article was distributed which was signed by a number of judges stating that the meeting never took place and that Cuerto had never been invited or attended a Circuit Judge meeting. "I don't know what to make of the [judges'] letter. Is it correct but slightly misleading to say that on the nineteenth no one had a meeting there? That's something that people will have to judge for themselves," Mr. Pope said.