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…

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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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  • Judge Skeptical of Joe Francis's Explanation

    … My guess would be that the headline above would apply to pretty much any explanation Joe Francis has ever given a judge, and probably to any explanation he's ever given, period. In this case it applies to the explanation he gave Judge Sandra Klein last week, according to the Wall Street Journal, as to why he was "powerless" to return two luxury…

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  • Tagger Arrested for Tagging Courtroom While Awaiting Prosecution for Tagging

    … of 3,733 people, and helped collect over $8.2 million in restitution (about $2215 per arrestee). Well, not if it's just a name tag (Picture by ChAbO93) I suppose Graffiti Tracker evidence would be admissible, depending on the reliability of the process and assuming there were valid expert testimony supporting that. It was apparently considered good…

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  • Overview of the federal grand jury

    … bank 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…

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