Thursday, March 10, 2005
Evidently the trial judge is not too impressed, as he has issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Jackson. Go, Judge!
It is imperative that the judge in a celebrity case retain control over his courtroom and the parties to the case. Otherwise you get a flying circus like the OJ trial. If it appears that Michael Jackson can get away with blowing off the judge and diminishing the solemnity of the proceedings, it's bad for the rule of law, if only because it shows that celebrities get treated differently than Joe Shmo who's being tried for B&E.
I don't like blogging about MJ, but I wanted to make the point that the judge understands that he needs to keep a tight fist on the reins.