18 April 2013

Legal self-gratification and Microsoft

What happens when a judge doesn't have somebody handy to punish for some transgression:

A Michigan judge whose smartphone disrupted a hearing in his own courtroom has held himself in contempt and paid $25 for the infraction.
Still, there is a guilty party on the horizon and this party should better watch itself:
Voet has used a Blackberry mobile phone for years, and said he wasn't as familiar with the operation of the new touchscreen, Windows-based phone.
It will be more than $25, I suspect, when Mr Balmer is hauled in before the judge...