On the heels of my entry defending Judge Mark Lopez, I found a news story coincidentally worthy of mention. Apparently, Susan Henwood, was attending her husband’s court proceeding in Utah stemming from a development project dispute.
Henwood was subsequently sentenced to 30 days in jail for sending a text message while in Court.
The Judge gave Henwood the proverbial “Sophie’s Choice”–she could make bail but only if her husband paid the judgment dispute of $70,000 to the opposing litigant OR Susan Henwood could serve a sentence of 30 days in the slammer. Which option would you choose?
Perhaps Nancy Murphy should thank her lucky stars.