Judge Finds Courtroom Humor is No Joke

LOUISVILLE, Ky  --  She said it was a joke, but a Jefferson County judge finds it was no laughing matter.  In January,  Jefferson District Judge Jennifer Leibson, thought she was playing a joke on attorney Scott Barton...by formally holding him in contempt of court for adding expungement cases to the docket when she issued a "No Add-on" order.  Barton wasn't responsible for the additions.  

He was escorted from the courtroom by security and held for five-minutes...while he was out of the courtroom Leibson informed the court it was a joke. Judge Leibson self-reported the incident to the State Judicial Conduct Commission which has issued a public reprimand against her.


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