Judge Jackie Glass of Clark County, Las Vegas Nevada (O.J. Judge) lectures O.J. Simpson and doubles his bail in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An angry judge doubled O.J. Simpson's bail to $250,000 on Wednesday for violating terms of his original bail by attempting to contact a co-defendant in his armed robbery case.
Simpson, clad in jail attire, grimaced as the amount was announced and meekly acknowledged that he understood.
"I don't know Mr. Simpson what the heck you were thinking -- or maybe that's the problem -- you weren't," Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass told Simpson.
"I don't know if it's just arrogance. I don't know if it's ignorance. But you've been locked up at the Clark County Detention Center since Friday because of arrogance or ignorance -- or both."
Glass said that the initial court order to not contact other defendants was clear and she warned that if anything else happened Simpson would be locked up.
Simpson was picked up by his bail bondsman, Miguel Pereira of You Ring We Spring, in Florida on Friday and was brought back to Nevada on allegations he violated terms of his release.
Judge Jackie Glass of the Clark County Courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada made national headlines in 2008 when she doubled O.J. Simpson's bail and lectured him in court for violating the terms of his release on bail.
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Judge Holly Hollenbeck enforces strict no-hat rule against hairless cancer patient
Bev Williams of Richland wears a knitted beanie cap to cover her hairless head everywhere she goes, but not in Judge Holly Hollenbeck's courtroom.
The District Court judge told Williams, 43, to take her cap off or leave his court in the Benton County Justice Center on Friday morning.
"I was embarrassed. It made me cry," said Williams, who recently underwent six months of chemotherapy for cancer.
Williams said she wouldn't remove the cap as Hollenbeck instructed and left the courtroom, but she believes he could have made an exception when he learned why she wears a cap in public.
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Judge Patricia Coffey called on to resign by New Hampshire's conservatives and Democratic Gov. John Lynch
Conservatives in New Hampshire's House want Rockingham County Superior Court Judge Patricia Coffey to resign, be removed or face impeachment instead of being censured and suspended for three months.
The House Republican Alliance announced Monday it is preparing legislation to remove Coffey if the state Supreme Court doesn't do so or she doesn't resign. Democratic Gov. John Lynch also has called for her to resign.
Coffey's lawyer said Saturday her removal was never suggested during disciplinary proceedings against her and she will wait for the state Supreme Court to decide on an appropriate punishment.
A disciplinary committee Friday recommended public censure and a three-month suspension for Coffey for helping to shield her lawyer-husband's assets from creditors as he was being disbarred.
The court will hold a hearing Feb. 6 to consider the recommendations by the Judicial Conduct Committee after a closed meeting.
Rep. Andrew Renzullo, a Hudson Republican, said the Legislature may have to remove Coffey "to preserve the reputation and absolute integrity of our judiciary in the eyes of the public."
"A judge must be held to the highest standards,"...
Judge Claudia J. SilbarJudge Coffey's husband, John Coffey, was disbarred in 2005 for exploiting an elderly client suffering with dementia. He faced $75,000 in fees from another disciplinary committee's investigation of his actions. Property he owned with his wife was transferred into a family trust four days before he was notified he had been found guilty of misconduct and would face discipline. Patricia Coffey told the disciplinary panel she kept her distance from her husband's professional problems at the time so they wouldn't affect her work as a judge. She said she spoke to him about it only twice, and he seemed "cautiously optimistic" about the outcome. Around that time, she said had been dealing with stressful family issues. She said she was thinking like a lawyer when she created the trust, not a judge, and acted like a "distraught wife." In its report, the committee cited the family issues and Coffey's good reputation as a judge as mitigating factors. It also noted that no crime had been committed. The committee noted, however, that Coffey should have been more aware of what would constitute misconduct. Coffey is a former member of the Judicial Conduct Committee. An alternate panel heard her case.
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