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Contempt of Court

Show Me a Lawyer

David Schoenbrod | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
David Schoenbrod

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis went to jail because she defied a court order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but she should instead have taken to heart the lessons taught by David Simon's current HBO mini-series, Show Me a Hero.

May You Be Imprisoned for Failing to Pay a Debt?

Brad Reid | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

The answer to the question contained in the title, in contemporary U.S. law, depends upon the definition of the word "debt" and the situation under co...

Life Is Like Physics

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

What parents seem to forget when they are divorcing or their relationship is ending, is that children are expensive.

Divorce Confidential: Potential Risks When Litigating Move-Aways in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

For my last installment in this three-part move-away series, I am going to explore the potential risks that you may face when you decide to litigate a move-away motion in court.

The Confusing Conundrum of Contempt of Court

Brad Reid | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime
Brad Reid

Several competing public policies make "contempt of court" difficult to precisely define. It is a conundrum because of the difficult balance that must be maintained between orderly justice and arbitrary judicial actions.

Wal-Mart's 'Terrifying' Attack on the First Amendment

Al Norman | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart has used its legal muscle countless times to appeal local zoning decisions to the county courts, to the appeals courts, and beyond. The corporation has more lawsuits than men's suits.

Woman Punches Son During Anger Management Class: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.13.2012 | Weird News

A Kentucky woman was arrested last week for allegedly punching her 10-year-old son in the face -- during an anger management course. Misty Lawson, ...

David Lohr

Casey Anthony Spectator Jailed For Shouting At Tot's Mom | David Lohr | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Jury selection in the Casey Anthony first-degree murder trial was brought to a sudden halt today when a woman watching the proceed...

10 Most Bizarre Judges in Court | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

For some judges, disorder in the court is more common than order. How else can you explain a judge who jailed a man for six months for yawning loud...

Doug Bruce Won't Be Held In Contempt Of Court, But Will Have To Answer Questions

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tax-bashing activist Douglas Bruce will not be held in contempt of court, but he will have to answer questions about his involvement in placing three ...

Doug Bruce Contempt Motion: AG To File Paperwork Friday Against TABOR Author

Colorado Springs Gazette | TOM ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Attorney General's Office said it will file court papers today seeking a contempt-of-court citation against Colorado Springs anti-tax act...

Kevin Trudeau Trial: Infomercial Pitchman

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Appellate court judges this morning questioned whether U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman stepped out of bounds by ordering Trudeau to spend 30 days...

Middle Finger To Judge Gets Burglary Suspect Six Months In Jail

Chicago Sun-Times | Art Golab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kane Kellett's unusual method of raising his right hand to be sworn in earned him a six-month contempt of court sentence in McHenry County Court over ...

Man Jailed After Yawning In Court Released

Chicago Tribune | Steve Schmadeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Will County judge who sentenced a Richton Park man to six months in jail for "making a loud yawning sound" set the 33-year-old man free today with...