Jon Katz over at Underdog Blog writes about a Georgia juvenile PD being jailed for contempt for arguing “contumaciously” with the judge.
Did you know that when a Texas judge holds you in contempt for something you did in the course of defending someone, you have an absolute right to release on your own recognizance and a hearing before a different judge? Texas Government Code Section 21.002(d) requires it.
Here is a throwdown motion I’ve written to carry around in my briefcase for whenever one of my colleagues is held in contempt. You’re welcome to it, of course.