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Are You Willing To Hold Yourself In Contempt?

Are You Willing To Hold Yourself In Contempt?

I saw in the paper today that a local judge held himself in contempt in his own court!  This judge doesn’t like his courtroom interrupted by the ring tones of cell phones.  So he has a rule that everyone in his court will have their cell phone turned off or silenced.  If a cell phone goes off during a court proceeding, the negligent owner has to pay a $50 fine and has to hand over his phone.  Well, guess whose cell phone went off on Monday?  The judge promptly stopped the proceeding, opened his wallet, and handed $50 to the court officer for his fine.  “Why would I treat myself any different?” asked the judge.  ”That would make me a hypocrite.” Read more…


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