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Monday, December 26th, 2011

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  1. #1 |  JimBob | 

    I think that the contempt case is in Michigan.

    I will say that the court documents pretty much remove all doubt about the judge’s intentions:

    “[…]Mr. Millard was again called in front of Judge Post. Mr. Millard was given the opportunity to be released from the jail in the event he would agree to instruct his future clients to answer the questions posed by Judge Post. While Mr. Millard agreed that he would instruct his clients to answer Judge Post‘s questions ―as required by the law,‖ (Tr. Arr. Hrg. 17:11-12) Judge Post did not find this response satisfactory and remanded Mr. Millard to the jail.”

    In other words: “I will let you out of jail if you advise all your future clients to waive their 5th Amendment rights in my courtroom; otherwise, you go to jail.”

    I can’t recall seeing such a blatant attempt by a judge to violate the constitutional rights of defendants. Bullying defense attorneys into giving inappropriate counsel by threatening them with jail time? Judge Kenneth Post should not sit on a bench.

  2. #2 |  Jesse | 

    I love the “plumber as superhero” toy. The only thing strange about it is that our society normally considers parasitic, armed government employees as the superheroes (whether they be cops or soldiers.)

    Plumbers do exponentially more good for society than anyone that totes a gun around for the government.

  3. #3 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Company that made TSA-confiscated cupcake spins a t-shirt out of the episode. I love it.

    When Alabama banned Cycles Gladiator wine because of the nudity on the label, the company started selling “Banned in Alabama” t-shirts.

    The problem with Alabama is that, when they make it into the national news, it’s rarely for anything good and usually for something exceptionally moronic.

  4. #4 |  Kid Handsome | 

    Wicked Good Cupcakes are Da Bomb?

  5. #5 |  CharlesWT | 

    The sole purpose of Alabama, along with Louisiana and Mississippi, is to make Texas look civilized.

  6. #6 |  croaker | 

    Scott Greenfield wrote about this case a few weeks back:

  7. #7 |  c andrew | 


    I’ll go you one better. He should stay on the bench. Let’s put the judge’s bench behind bars in the drunk tank. And ALL he gets to wear is the robe. He also gets a nice fashion accessory that secures his wrists while he is bent over looking forward. We wouldn’t want him harming himself, now would we?

  8. #8 |  croaker | 

    And what’s wrong with Giant Microbes? Very educational plush toys.

  9. #9 |  picachu | 

    CharlesWT “The sole purpose of Alabama, along with Louisiana and Mississippi, is to make Texas look civilized.”

    As a Texan I gotta say they may be trying but they’re just not really doing enough. After all we gave the world George W. Bush and now Rick Perry (the guy who just referred to the deceased leader of North Korea as Kim Jong the second.)

  10. #10 |  picachu | 

    Hmmm, so in Russia you can protest in a way that directly threatens the president’s power and not get pepper sprayed but here it’s different? Is it because we’re so much freer?

  11. #11 |  The Rabbi's rabbit | 

    Don;t forget, those armed government employees are also members of public sector unions. But somehow they’re infallible.

  12. #12 |  the innominate one | 

    In case of puppycide, satirize thusly:

  13. #13 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    Action by TSA to shut down the t-shirt sales on some nebulous grounds amounting to “You can’t say that about us, even if it’s true” in 3… 2… 1………..

  14. #14 |  Ed Brayton | 

    Yes, the case of the judge jailing the attorney for asserting his client’s rights is in Michigan, not Ohio. An absolutely appalling case.

  15. #15 |  Bob Mc | 

    “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”.

    Least dangerous branch my ass.

  16. #16 |  Juice | 

    Kim Jong the second. Man, that’s awesome.