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Lawyer Locked Up For Rolling His Eyes At Judge

November 2, 2018

Lawyer Locked Up For Rolling His Eyes At Judge

Circuit Judge David Borowski of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin ordered the detention of Public Defender Puck Tsai for a perceived lack of respect and decorum. “Rolling your eyes, throwing your hands in the air, acting like I’m some kind of idiot gets you locked up for contempt,” Judge Borowski told Mr. Tsai before the defense attorney was handcuffed and hauled off to the slammer with a belly chain.

“According to the Journal Sentinel,” notes the ABA Journal,  “it’s not the first time Borowski ordered contempt detentions. He previously did so for parties in probate cases and for a lawyer in a high-profile criminal case.”


“Judge Locks Up Defense Attorney Who Dared To Roll His Eyes At Him,” Kathryn Rubino, Above the Law

“Defense lawyers group calls for Milwaukee County judge to admit error, apologize or resign over jailed lawyer,” Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal

Bonus section: 

“Eye Rolling,” Wikipedia

“Don’t Roll Your Bloodshot Eyes at Me,” written by Hank Penny, recorded by Wynonie Harris, 1951.


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