Contempt Of Court

    • "The Singing Was Quite Beautiful But Was Preventing Me From Hearing the Evidence"

      Maybe this shouldn't be the case, but the fact is that singing in court is rarely appropriate. I'd have said "never appropriate" had I not participated in a trial in which the plaintiff's attorney sang "What the World Needs Now Is Love" to the jury during closing argument. I didn't actually witness it, unfortunately, and so was surprised to hear that the jurors did not come d ...

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  • Guy Sues Legal System Again

    … Just the one in Illinois, at least for now. According to the Madison Record (thanks, Dave), Aaron Wemple has sued the Illinois State Bar Association and all of its members, alleging that ... well, that it and they have done and/or are doing something to him and/or others that requires compensation in an amount not less than $250,030,050,000. I…

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  • The Screaming Itches

    … I would have been scratching my testicles constantly if I had been here." I don't care if it's true, you need another explanation, or at least you need to phrase it differently. It is not too surprising that the district court held the attorney in contempt and sent a copy of its opinion off to the state bar. It also ordered him to pay the jury…

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  • Order Requiring Socks

    …COMES NOW your humble correspondent and hereby gives notice of the fact that on August 25, 2014, in the matter of In re Proper Courtroom Attire, then pending in the Circuit Court of Blackford County, Indiana, Judge Dean A. Young, presiding, the aforementioned judge did issue an order regarding proper courtroom attire for male attorneys appearing…

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  • Tagger Arrested for Tagging Courtroom While Awaiting Prosecution for Tagging

    …," which are then uploaded and reviewed by "trained analysts." Presumably court records are used to associate tags with particular taggers or groups, though it's not clear from the website. The service says it's primarily used by law enforcement and public-works agencies, and claims to have analyzed over 4 million photos, helped in the arrest…

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  • Overview of the federal grand jury

    … and financial records, he can get it through a subpoena duces tecum. A subpoena duces tecum is a court order to produce records or other tangible things. Failure to obey a subpoena can result in contempt of court and possible incarceration. Trying to obtain these records through law enforcement would require a complaint for search warrant before…