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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   ( ) divider line 12
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2013-04-15 01:49:39 PM  
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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 01:40:17 PM  
3 votes:
Agreed - he's more fair than a lot of judges.
2013-04-15 01:36:29 PM  
2 votes:
shiat, at least he's fair.
2013-04-16 05:21:55 AM  
1 vote:

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 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.
2013-04-15 10:42:34 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:51:14 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:48:55 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:02:32 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:58:28 PM  
1 vote:
Wait, a public figure, a power wielding official, held himself to his own standards? 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 03:17:07 PM  
1 vote:
*Hero* tag on vacation?
2013-04-15 02:14:44 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:38:58 PM  
1 vote:
how is that "Fark"?

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