Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


A Nevada judge took the phrase "gag order" more literally than most, yesterday.

"A District Court judge fed up with a criminal defendant's unwillingness to keep quiet in court last week ordered a bailiff to put duct tape on the man's mouth."

Unsurprisingly, the ACLU isn't as enthusiastic about this story as I am.

"Allen Lichtenstein, general counsel for the ACLU of Nevada, said judges have to maintain control of their courtroom, but he questioned the need to use duct tape, which he said could feasibly cause someone to have breathing problems and put them at risk."

Yeah, cry me a freakin' river.

Update: No, it wasn't me.