Thursday, March 25, 2010
Things that litigants in person shouldn't do #3: Throw eggs at the judge
I should probably make this a new subject category. Following on from this post, here is my latest advice for litigants in person: don't throw raw eggs at the judge. Judges don't like this sort of thing, and it is therefore unlikely to advance your case.
Unfortunately, Agim Demiri does not appear to have received any such advice, for in the course of a child support hearing at the DuPage County Courthouse, DuPage County, Illinois, he allegedly threw a raw egg at the judge. It seems that the judge took a dim view of this and Demiri was charged with criminal contempt and remanded immediately to the DuPage County Jail, where he is no doubt now contemplating where his advocacy skills might be improved.