contempt of court


Judge Finds Himself In Contempt Of Court Because He Can’t Work His New Smartphone

Whether we want to admit it or not, plenty of us have a sort of smartphone blindness — the person next you on the train’s phone is insufferably annoying when it rings and he can’t figure out how to make it stop, but when it happens to you, well, that’s different. Not so for one judge in Michigan, who found himself in contempt of court when his cellphone went off during closing arguments of a jury trial. [More]