The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday announced a reprimand for a judge who imposed a 180-day jail penalty for contempt without a hearing when a defendant gave him the finger, a raspberry and backtalk.

The court affirmed the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct’s finding that South River Municipal Court Judge Emery Toth, besides breaking the rules for contempt findings, made undignified and sarcastic comments to a motor vehicle defendant during a video-link arraignment.

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