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(Telegraph)   Judge has policy of holding in contempt any person whose phone goes off during court. FARK: Judge's phone goes off during proceedings. Judge holds himself in contempt and imposes fine   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 49
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2013-04-15 01:36:29 PM
shiat, at least he's fair.
 
2013-04-15 01:38:58 PM
how is that "Fark"?

He followed his own rules.
"Fark" would be if he did not.
 
2013-04-15 01:40:17 PM
Agreed - he's more fair than a lot of judges.
 
2013-04-15 01:49:39 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: how is that "Fark"?

He followed his own rules.
"Fark" would be if he did not.


An official doing the fair and right thing? Call me a jaded cynic but I think the headline is fine.
 
2013-04-15 01:53:05 PM
 ...he fined himself. Voet says if he can't live by the rules he enforces he has no business enforcing the rules.

Yup.
 
2013-04-15 02:04:33 PM
One of my first days as a lawyer a Judge fined himself for being late.  And then popped a lawyer the same amount when the lawyer walked in 5 minutes later.  I was never late for a hearing in his court.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-04-15 02:14:44 PM
They even let cell phones in the court room? I've only been to traffic court, but they made you return your phone to the car during the metal detector process.
 
2013-04-15 02:23:57 PM
Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.
 
2013-04-15 02:54:59 PM

UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.


I'm sorry, yutes?
 
2013-04-15 02:55:38 PM

UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.


The two what?
 
2013-04-15 03:08:07 PM

UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.


What's a yute?
 
2013-04-15 03:08:22 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: how is that "Fark"?

He followed his own rules.
"Fark" would be if he did not.


Nah Fark would be if he collected those "fines" personally and bought cheetos and beer with em.
 
2013-04-15 03:10:15 PM
..and don't forget the 50 minute lecture!

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2013-04-15 03:10:46 PM
I hold myself in contempt!!!

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2013-04-15 03:11:09 PM

rkiller1: UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.

What's a yute?


Oh excuse me. Two Youths.
 
2013-04-15 03:13:08 PM
Well played, sir. Well played.
 
2013-04-15 03:17:07 PM
*Hero* tag on vacation?
 
2013-04-15 03:18:24 PM
pjmedia.com
 
2013-04-15 03:22:43 PM
At least he walks the walk.
 
2013-04-15 03:23:54 PM
farm9.staticflickr.com

/impressed
 
2013-04-15 03:25:09 PM

Pud: They even let cell phones in the court room? I've only been to traffic court, but they made you return your phone to the car during the metal detector process.


Must depend where you go. I've been to traffic court too, in NY, and went in with a cell phone. May have made me turn it off, don't remember.
 
2013-04-15 03:26:02 PM

UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.


blatz514: UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.

I'm sorry, yutes?


ecmoRandomNumbers: UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.

The two what?


rkiller1: UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.

What's a yute?


SBinRR: rkiller1: UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.

Oh excuse me. Two Youths.



You're all awesome.
 
2013-04-15 03:40:51 PM

rkiller1: UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.

What's a yute?


It's actually spelled "ute" and it looks like this:

images.drive.com.au

 What that has to do with the story I do not know.
 
2013-04-15 03:47:39 PM

Gordon Bennett: rkiller1: UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.

What's a yute?

It's actually spelled "ute" and it looks like this:

[images.drive.com.au image 428x282]

 What that has to do with the story I do not know.


No. It's spelt YUTES.

Your 'ute' has nothing to do with this story but two 'yutes', does.

/Wear a suit & a tie.
 
2013-04-15 03:52:13 PM

weapon13


/Wear a suit & a tie.


And that suit better be made out of some kind of... cloth.
 
2013-04-15 03:52:31 PM
Pure theater.

Pure B.S.

Early Thursday afternoon at the Country Club, when the judge plays his standing game of 9 holes with the prosecutor, you know exactly the amount stakes on the game will be - $25 - and you know who is going to win (as he always does).

(What would be more fun is if the prosecutor's cellphone went off when the judge is on a backswing off one of the greens. Seeing a farksucking weasel prosecutor beat to death with a No. 3 Wood would be great fun!)

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2013-04-15 03:58:28 PM
Wait, a public figure, a power wielding official, held himself to his own standards? Is that....is that even legal here? I'd love to be able to cite precedence, but I believe this may be the first time its ever happened. Bravo, your honor, bravo.
 
2013-04-15 04:00:59 PM
In Norfolk, Va, legendary traffic court judge Vernon Hitchings (was in the guiness Book of World Records decades ago fpr teh number of cases heard in a day) was stopped for speeding. The cop was going to let him off with a warning, but Hitchings told the cop he would have him fired if he did not issue a ticket.

He also forced a Rabbi to remove his yamulke in the courtroom, so he's not a total hero.
 
2013-04-15 04:27:05 PM
Is the $25 fine he imposed on himself consistent with fines he imposed on others for the same offense?
 
2013-04-15 05:05:39 PM

Slaxl: tenpoundsofcheese: how is that "Fark"?

He followed his own rules.
"Fark" would be if he did not.

An official doing the fair and right thing? Call me a jaded cynic but I think the headline is fine.


Holding himself to at least the same standards as he holds others- judge or not I wish more people would do this.
 
2013-04-15 06:02:32 PM
I was in court one day, and the prosecuting attorney basically gave up a speech before the judge entered.  And it went like this:
"...  Cell phones are absolutely forbidden in court.  So do yourself a favor and turn it off now.  I don't want vibrations.  I don't want to see a screen light up.  If you are caught with your phone turned on, it will be confiscated, and you will be required to wait until the end of the day (4:30PM) before you'll be permitted to take it back.  And you will also be making a kind donation to the Township."

I felt half compelled to take my battery out just to be safe.
 
2013-04-15 06:03:07 PM

rkiller1: UberDave: Imagine what happens if you try to tell him about the two yutes.

What's a yute?


Is that the predecessor to the three seashells?
 
2013-04-15 06:04:01 PM
My hat is off in salutation for the Judge.
 
2013-04-15 06:09:59 PM
He tried pleading tu quoque, but the judge wouldn't accept it.
 
2013-04-15 06:15:35 PM

Queensowntalia: Pud: They even let cell phones in the court room? I've only been to traffic court, but they made you return your phone to the car during the metal detector process.

Must depend where you go. I've been to traffic court too, in NY, and went in with a cell phone. May have made me turn it off, don't remember.


I think ultimately it depends on the judge.  I recently spent a day in the jury pool at the county municipal court.  Once in a while a group of people would get rounded up and shipped off to a courtroom.  Once the bailiff told her group, "This judge demands all cell phones be turned off while court is in session," but the other two bailiffs didn't mention any such restrictions.
 
2013-04-15 06:32:03 PM
Is this even legal?  Wouldn't there be a conflict of interest where he would have to have another judge preside over any action that would involve him?
 
2013-04-15 06:48:55 PM
One of the things I hate about our justice system is the amount of power judges have.  The fact that they can (at their discretion) give wildly differing punishment (based solely on their whims) for the same crime, infraction, etc. is wrong (IMHO).

I hate the demanded respect when they often give none.

//Good on the judge for at least playing by his own rules.
 
2013-04-15 06:51:14 PM
This judge needs to be elected to the highest position in the land ASAP!

/He'd probably look at me like I was crazy for even thinking he'd go for it.
 
2013-04-15 07:36:56 PM

weapon13: /Wear a suit & a tie.


You mean you expect me to go buy a suit and tie before I come into court?  Next you'll tell me I can't play with my phone during the trial.
 
2013-04-15 08:34:36 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: weapon13

/Wear a suit & a tie.

And that suit better be made out of some kind of... cloth.


I wore this... RIDICULOUS thing... for you.

/not mockin' ya, Judge
 
2013-04-15 09:06:27 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Is this even legal?  Wouldn't there be a conflict of interest where he would have to have another judge preside over any action that would involve him?


Are you going to contest it on his behalf?
 
2013-04-15 10:42:34 PM

FirstNationalBastard: shiat, at least he's fair.


Done in one.

Seriously, when was the last time we saw a fair judge? Put that farker on the Supreme Court.
 
2013-04-15 11:27:59 PM
So FARK is copying the stories from Reddit more quickly now.  The're appearing on the same day, but after they hit the front page of Reddit.  I guess this is an improvement, if your browser won't bring up Reddit.com or you have a typing disorder.
 
2013-04-15 11:50:49 PM
I remember a few years ago, some armed robber got 7 years. Called the judge an Uncle Tom. Got 40 years tacked on to it.

So, $25, totally legit.
 
2013-04-16 12:21:00 AM
And today one of the main court houses in Cook County just banned all electronic devices from being brought into the building (jury members exempt).
 
2013-04-16 01:32:30 AM

Mock26: And today one of the main court houses in Cook County just banned all electronic devices from being brought into the building (jury members exempt).


Must be awful to have a pacemaker there.
 
2013-04-16 05:21:55 AM

dukwbutter: So FARK is copying the stories from Reddit more quickly now.  The're appearing on the same day, but after they hit the front page of Reddit.  I guess this is an improvement, if your browser won't bring up Reddit.com or you have a typing disorder.


Yet you still managed to come over to Fark and comment about it.

Gordon Bennett: Mock26: And today one of the main court houses in Cook County just banned all electronic devices from being brought into the building (jury members exempt).

Must be awful to have a pacemaker there.


Or a blood glucose meter. This is what zero tolerance gets you.
 
2013-04-16 09:07:50 AM
I can respect that. He is holding himself to the same standard he does everyone else. That man should be a leader.
 
2013-04-16 07:08:35 PM

Erix: Benjimin_Dover: Is this even legal?  Wouldn't there be a conflict of interest where he would have to have another judge preside over any action that would involve him?

Are you going to contest it on his behalf?


No.  It was just a question for curiosity sake.  I applaud him for doing it and am not complaining.  Just wondering about the legal aspects.   It sounds like he also could (later and when nobody was looking) dismiss it anyways.
 
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