Friday, October 24, 2003

SLEEPING ON THE JOB

I know that justice is supposed to be blind, but I don't think its supposed to be unconscious.

The Toronto Star reports that yesterday an Ontario appeals court overturned the criminal mishcief conviction of Andras Deak. The reason: at the original trial on July 18, 2001 the presiding judge fell asleep. His Honour was re-awakened when council for the defence threw the book at him, so to speak. The defence attorney dropped a 2000 page copy of the criminal code on a desk in front of the slumbering judge.

Posted by Matthew @ 11:50 AM