Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 21/12/2007 (3231 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
On the heels of last week's story about the judge who called an accused criminal "Mr. Guilty" during her jury charge comes this doozy.Seems a Winnipeg defence lawyer (who shall go nameless!) was recently filing a sentence appeal on behalf of his client.He was arguing the penalty should have been lower.Somehow, the lawyer forgot to double-check what he was sending to the Manitoba Court of Appeal and a tongue-in-cheek reference made it into the official document.What was the grave error, you ask?Well, when the lawyer made reference to the judge who had sentenced his client, he called him Judge "Hang-em high!".Oops.