Contempt unconstrained: Are judges taking their power too far?

Source: The Hill
by Ryan Scott

“In the last year, there has been a string of high-profile threats of contempt, including against Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Hunter Biden and Peter Navarro. In just the last few weeks, we have seen more instances of contempt for attorneys who were duty-bound to patiently and professionally advocate for their clients. If the contempt power continues to be this widely used — and abused — it has the potential to precipitate tremendous civil unrest in our democratic elections. Something needs to be done quickly to prevent contempt from becoming the reflexive salvo to our disagreements.” (06/24/24)