A Las Vegas judge handcuffed a public defender and seated her with inmates after she spoke over him in court. Assistant public defender Zohra Bakhtary had been arguing to keep her client out of jail when Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen told her to "be quiet," then had her cuffed when she continued to speak. While Bakhtary was cuffed, Hafen went on to finish hearing the case, sentencing the client to six months in jail. He then ordered Bakhtary uncuffed, saying, "I think she's learned a lesson."
The judge says it was all an exercise in the importance of courtroom decorum. We're not so sure.