A heated exchange between D.C. Superior Court Judge John Bayly Jr. and Public Defender Service attorney Liyah Brown last week ended with Brown in a holding cell -- the first time, Bayly says, he has ever detained a lawyer. Bayly compared Brown's actions in court to "a terrier with a bone." PDS general counsel Julia Leighton says Bayly's order that Brown be taken into custody "was unfounded, violated fundamental due process principles and was an abuse of power."
Public Defender Service Attorney Detained in Holding Cell
September 5, 2007