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by Randy Cassingham

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May it Please the Court
Osceola, Fla., Circuit Judge Margaret Waller was fed up with public defense lawyer Kemie King, 27. When the lawyer argued with the judge, Waller told her “Do not argue with me, or I’m going to put you in jail.” When King persisted, Judge Waller declared “Contempt.” A court deputy handcuffed King and sat her in the prisoner area — next to her client, who consoled her over her arrest. The chief judge backs Waller, saying “you just don’t argue with a judge,” but chief public defender Robert Wesley called the judge’s actions “humiliating” and “a bully act.” (Orlando Sentinel) ...Judge Waller indeed made an error: she ordered handcuffs when she should have ordered a gag.
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