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Russian Judge Fired after Falling Asleep in Court
[An Nahar] A Russian judge has been fired after he caught 40 winks in court and then sentenced an outraged defendant to five years in prison.

Judge Yevgeny Makhno of Blagoveshchensk City Court in Russia's Far East was forced to resign Friday for obviously falling asleep several times while trying a businessman on charges of fraud.

The case became a national scandal after the defendant's lawyer posted several videos online of Makhno asleep in court. The videos were then shown on state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
Makhno claimed that he was not sleeping, but listening with his eyes closed, the reports said.

But since a higher court decided not to punish him, Makhno only has to take an exam to be reinstated.
Posted by:Fred

#3  One in LA county was infamous for sleeping through afternoon hearings. She wasn't fired during the years I was there and God help you should you wake her up.
Posted by: Clyde Omiling8317   2013-02-03 19:50  

#2  "Siestas" is why the SCOTUS doesn't like afternoon hearings. The snoring
Posted by: Frank G   2013-02-03 18:00  

#1  Quite a few judges would do a better job asleep...
Posted by: Iblis   2013-02-03 17:41