Latest Contempt Stories

2011-02-09 14:41:37

For the first time, study gives behavioral clues to spot fabricated versus genuine displays of remorse How easy is it to fake remorse? Not so easy if your audience knows what to look for. In the first investigation of the nature of true and false remorse, Leanne ten Brinke and colleagues, from the Centre for the Advancement of Psychology and Law (CAPSL), University of British Columbia and Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, show that those who fake remorse show a greater range of...

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. Appeals Court in Washington overturned a lowercourt's contempt ruling for one other journalist, Jeff Gerth,who is also subpoenaed in the case. "We hold that the District Court did not abuse...

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. District Chief Judge Thomas Hogan told New York Timescorrespondent Judith Miller and Time magazine reporter MatthewCooper they were in contempt of court for refusing to testifyand repeated a warning that they would serve jail time if theydid not...

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  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
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