Jail Time for Contempt is NOT Uncommon - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark of Lewiston
    • 13.10.09 | 05:06 (IST)

    Jail time for contempt of court is common in many democratic countries where the contempt is persistent and pernicious. In the US, a judge warned the Secretary of the Interior once to bring a toothbrush to the contempt hearing if the ordered action had not yet occurred. His lawyer brought the evidence that the ordered action had been carried out. (An accounting of Indian monies held in trust.) And now somebody will end up in jail. Maybe a few months in jail is what's needed. And jail the elected politician who is the Minister and is supposed to be in charge.

    from the article: Israel sees court rulings on Palestinian land as mere 'recommendations'
    First published 02:15 13.10.09 | Last updated 09:41 13.10.09
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