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Representing Yourself? Not Too Smart. Calling The Prosecutor a Nazi? Brilliant!

Unless it’s a traffic ticket where you don’t have much to lose, it’s just not a good idea to represent yourself.  This point is made over and over by cases like this. As reported by Courthouse News Service: On trial for mail and wire fraud, fallen real estate mogul Luke…

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Contempt And 5 Days For That? Nah.

As reported by the Spokesman-Review: Spokane County Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza apparently has a dim view of people swearing in his courtroom. He halted proceedings midway through Friday’s first appearance docket after a teenager got up and stormed out of the courtroom, leaving a string of expletives in his…

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Calling The Judge A Bitch [And More] Is Just Never A Good Idea

After getting sentenced to 10 years for robbery, like Mr. Taylor, I’m sure you wouldn’t be in the best mood either. Still, you better be prepared to pay the price if you lay into the judge, as Mr. Taylor did. Here are excerpts from the decision by the Superior Court…

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A Judge Who Clearly Doesn’t Know The Law, Or Chose To Ignore It

Should a judge be allowed to clearly flout the Constitution with impunity? The Juice certainly hopes not, because Mississippi Chancellor [a Judge in the Chancery Court] Talmadge Littlejohn deserves, at a minimum, to be reprimanded. Why? A lawyer in his court would not recite the Pledge of Allegiance. And when…