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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Judge Robert Restaino did not adapt well to an intrusion of modern life. A cell phone went off in his courtroom and the judge said he would throw everybody in jail if the offender did not step forward. Of course, nobody did, and 46 people were thrown behind bars. The judge has now lost his job for that 2005 incident. The head of the New York State judicial commission calls his ruling madness. Though if it is madness, some people can certainly relate.

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