It has happened to many of us. Our cell phone, sometimes set to a distinctive ring, goes off at a particularly inopportune time. Reassuringly, judges are not exempt from that life experience.
CNN reported this week that although mobile devices including cell phones are prohibited in the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Breyer inadvertently brought his and received a call on the bench. http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/25/politics/stephen-breyer-cell-phone-supreme-court/ (last visited April 27, 2017). Like many of us who find ourselves in a similar situation, it was reported that the Justice appeared red-faced and struggled to silence the device. Id. A similar incident was also reported to have occurred in the Indiana Supreme Court in 2010. http://www.indianalawblog.com/ (last visited April 27, 2017). And there is little doubt that it will happen from time to time moving forward.
Looking for an Indiana civil rights attorney that understands your constitutional rights? Contact the attorneys at Keffer Barnhart LLP today if you have questions or believe your constitutional or criminal rights have been violated. We stand ready to provide our clients with trusted representation and accurate information regarding the law and its application to their individualized case. Act now and contact us today at 1-800-NOT-GUILTY or (317) 857-0160.