Man Asks Court to Overturn Contempt Finding for Hurling 'F-bomb' at Judge

, The National Law Journal


Lawyers for a man convicted on a contempt charge for an outburst last year have filed a petition in the U.S. Supreme Court that asks the question: "Did the imperative use of the F-bomb urging the court to get off his cases 'profanely threaten judicial authority' and thereby constitute contempt, and did the court's reliance on the use of such a word violate protected freedom of expression."

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