Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Michigan Judge Fines Himself For Cell Phone Disturbance

Judge Raymond Voet of Ionia, Michigan, certainly has integrity, and in spades.

With a policy of finding anyone whose cell phone goes off in court with contempt, he didn't hesitate to apply his policy to himself when his own phone went off. He found himself in contempt and applied a fine of $25.

USA Today: Judge fines himself when smartphone goes off in court

I've never practiced in front of him so I don't know personally how he is as a judge, but this certainly speaks to his integrity and uniformity in properly applying the law and his local rules.

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