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Mich. Judge Holds Self In Contempt For His Smartphone

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

04/15/2013

Can Authorities Be Held In Contempt For Suicide?

The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that will determine whether the Kent County Sheriff’s Department can be held in contempt for failing to prevent a suicide.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2013

Judge Sends Court Reporter To Jail

A judge has ordered a Detroit court reporter to serve a 30-day contempt sentence in the Wayne County jail for repeatedly missing deadlines to produce a transcript.

09/23/2010

Bernard Kilpatrick Threatened With Contempt

The father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could find himself in contempt of court if he doesn’t appear for a deposition in a civil suit against his son and the city filed by the […]

08/17/2010