Latest Contempt Stories

2011-02-09 14:41:37

How easy is it to fake remorse?

2009-08-10 13:25:14

An Illinois man received a six-month contempt of court jail sentence for letting out a yawn as the judge was sentencing his cousin. Clifton Williams, 33, was at the fourth-floor courtroom at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet when he yawned audibly while Circuit Judge Daniel Rozak was sentencing his cousin to 2 years' probation on felony drug charges, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. Williams, who was locked up July 23, was sentenced to six months in jail and must serve a minimum 21...

2005-06-28 16:02:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesdaysaid four journalists could be held in contempt of court forrefusing to disclose names of confidential sources who mighthave given them information about Wen Ho Lee, the Los Alamosnuclear scientist once suspected of espionage. The U.S.

2005-06-30 00:25:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday gave twojournalists one more week before deciding their sentence forrefusing to reveal confidential sources to a grand juryinvestigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's name to thenews media. U.S.

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  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.