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JUSTICE

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A Michigan judge who demanded strict compliance with cell phone procedures in his courtroom had to cite himself for contempt after his phone disrupted a court proceeding. Judge Raymond Voet posted a policy stating that any electronic devices causing a disturbance during court sessions would result in the owner being cited for contempt and then fined. During a recent courtroom session, Voet’s new smartphone began to emit sounds requesting voice commands. The Judge said, he probably bumped the phone accidentally, but confirmed during a break that he had fined himself. The judge said if he couldn’t live by the rules he enforces he had no business enforcing the rules.— Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.

Michigan judge holds self in contempt, pays $25 fine after his smartphone disrupts a hearing, http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Michigan-judge-holds-self-in-contempt-pays-25-fine-after-his-smartphone-disrupts-hearing/-/1719418/19750880/-/3dm6jc/-/index.html, Accessed April 15, 2013.

Psalm 94:15 (ESV) for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

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