Limited pity here. No one should be using a phone for anything while in court.
And why not?
Texting makes no noise at all.
AND being that from what I have read in the story presented HE had to be told AFTER the fact I am going with him being a huge Moron!
Seems to me that there is such a thing a decorum in court.
It also seems to me that there is such a thing as "texting" in every court - after all, what else is the court stenographer actually doing? If nothing in the hearing was classified, and if the judge didn't know about the incident until he was told, it looks like "no harm, no foul" would have been the correct (non) call.
while waiting for the 20 cases ahead of you?
it is no different than reading the file you have in front of you.
There is more to this story. The content of the text must be at issue here.
Lawyers use their blackberry’s all the time to update their location with their offices. “call judge x and let them know I am in judge y’s courtroom.”
This is my Blackberry. There are many like it but this one is mine. My Blackberry is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my Blackberry is useless. Without my Blackberry I am useless.