“He dropped f-bombs in a nasty letter to a judge and got jailed for it. What about his free speech rights?”
“The letter ripped the judge as “incompetent” and “unfit to serve,” with expletives added for emphasis.
And it got Derrick Jenkins thrown in Palm Beach County Jail for 30 days as part of a six-month probation sentence. You can’t publicly curse the judge and get away with it, Jenkins found out the hard way.
But now he’s appealing his contempt of court conviction, in a case that raises the question: Don’t you have a First Amendment right to criticize someone wearing a black robe?”
Se the proper action is to publicly curse that judge for all eternity. They [the government] want plea deals every time a miscarriage of justice happens. They think most people will take the easy way out.