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May 13, 2005

Packin' heat

I haven't heard of any more effective means of maintaining order in the courtroom than having the judges pack heat. And apparently, that's where they're headed in Georgia, after the courtroom murders in March, according to an Associated Press report.

It ought to make for interesting trial transcripts.

HAMILTON BURGER: Your Honor, I object. That's incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial.

THE COURT (pointing gun): Say what?

HAMILTON BURGER: I withdraw my objection, your Honor.