Wednesday, January 25, 2012
An attorney has been publicly censured by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility for a direct criminal contempt in the Jefferson County General Sessions Court. He "interrupted court proceedings, became argumentative with the presiding judge, and failed to take his seat when ordered to do so."
The censure recites that the attorney disrupted a tribunal and engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.
The Criminal Court of Appeals affirmed the contempt conviction and provides details of the conduct.
The title to the post is from Guys and Dolls. (Mike Frisch)