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Monday, December 26, 2011

Law:  Michigan Judge Jails Lawyer for Doing His Job

Wow.

In early December, Attorney Scott G. Millard was held in contempt and jailed by 58th District Court Judge Kenneth Post for insisting that his client not answer questions about any prior drug use for fear of self-incrimination.

Millard's client, who was charged with a minor in possession of alcohol, was asked repeatedly by the judge if he would pass a drug test. Millard politely asserted his client's right to remain silent; however, Judge Post continued to press the issue and instructed Millard to sit down and be quiet. When Millard asserted his client's constitutional rights again in response to further questions, the judge held him in contempt and sent him to jail.

For more, see Michigan Judge Jails Lawyer for Doing His Job by Ed Brayton, December 23, 2011 at Dispatches from the Culture Wars.

1 comment:

DrBones said...

Wow is right...