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ACLU Backs Young Defense Lawyer Jailed by Judge for Asserting Client’s 5th Amendment Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union is backing an appeal by a young Michigan attorney who was briefly jailed after asserting his client’s Fifth Amendment rights when a judge tried to ask about drug use during an arraignment early this month. Briefs are expected to be filed today by Miel & Carr (PDF) and the ACLU (PDF) on behalf of Scott G. Millard. He is seeking an Ottawa County Circuit Court ruling that he acted appropriately and was held in contempt without basis during the hearing earlier this month. An earlier WOOD TV article links to audio from the hearing, at…

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