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Judge holds himself in contempt after his smartphone goes off during court Published: April 15, 2013

A Michigan judge whose smartphone disrupted a hearing in his own courtroom has held himself in contempt and paid $25 for the infraction, according to The Associated Press.

AP reports the judge has a posted policy stating that electronic devices causing a disturbance during court sessions will result in the owner being cited with contempt. Read the rest of this post on

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