Judge Raymond Voet stares at a sign in his courtroom every day. It warns cellphone users that if their electronic devices make any sounds, they'll be cited with contempt and charged a $25 fine. So when Voet's brand-new phone started making noise during a prosecutor's closing argument, he knew exactly what he had to do: The Michigan judge held himself in contempt and opened his own wallet to pay the same fine that he's imposed on "police officers, attorneys, witnesses, spectators and friends." To his credit, the admittedly embarrassed judge didn't consider giving himself a break. "[Judges] are not above the rules," he said. "I broke the rule and I have to live by it." [Source]
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