A northern Michigan lawyer, defending a client during a misdemeanor case, was found in contempt of court by a district court judge, Judge Post. What did the lawyer do? He advised his against to assert a privilege against self-incrimination when questioned about using drugs. The lawyer was tossed into jail and held in contempt. A Circuit Court judge has reversed that decision, freeing the lawyer, finding that was not in contempt of court, remanding the case to the district court and ordering a new judge to take over the case. Justice triumphs over tyranny again. Here is the opinion.
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