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Juris Prudish

Yesterday, in the regional courthouse in my little home town of Milford (CT), this bizarre event happened, as the Associate Press reports:

A New Haven man has been jailed for six months on a contempt charge after dropping his pants and mooning a judge.

Richard Brown, 38, of New Haven was jailed Wednesday after an outburst in front of Superior Court Judge Patrick Carroll.

Smith shouted insults and obscenities after the judge had told him to address the court as “sir.”

“Sir? Kiss my (expletive), sir!” Brown shouted, dropping the pants of his two-piece prison jumpsuit and pointing his rear end at the judge.

Carroll summarily sentenced Brown to six months in prison for contempt of court.

Brown continued to shout taunts and expletives, including allegations that court officials are “racist” and “devils,” as he was restrained by state marshals and forcibly escorted through the side door of the courtroom to a holding cell.

Good for the judge, who by all accounts is a take-no-bs guy. But that said, is it wrong to secretly desire that someone would do the same to the 9th Circuit?

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