Quote Originally Posted by Measure Man View Post
Yes...they absolutely should say something. They did. He refused to shave. They considered having him forcibly shaved...it went to the appeals court.

If someone was attending...that person could be removed the courtroom without affecting the fairness of the trial. Not so clear with the accused. If he was removed from the courtroom and tried in absentia, or forcibly shaved...the issue of the fairness of trial is at least somewhat in question and opens the door to a complicated appeals, etc.

All in all...I think the second judge got the better results.
Fairness of the trial? So what wouldn't be "fair" about it if he was forcibly shaven? Do we not expect the same out of everyone?