Yawner Held in Contempt of Court

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A potential juror was fined $1000 earlier this month for yawning during voir dire. The man, whose name was not revealed, also “waved his arms” and told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Veals that he was “really bored.”

Judge Veals reduced the fine to $100 a few days later. Lawyers and court officials interviewed by Reuters said that while sanctions are not uncommon for contempt of court, they had “never heard of such a punishment for yawning.”

Yahoo! News Thanks to Pete Henk and John Cooke.