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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:36 AM
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Judge Orders Teen Not To Have Sex
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SHERMAN, Texas --A state district judge has ordered a 17-year-old drug offender barred from sex as a condition of her probation. Judge Lauri Blake made the ruling that bars the girl from having sex as long as she is living with her parents and attending school.

It is one of several unorthodox rulings Blake has imposed since she was elected 10 months ago in the 336th District Court covering Fannin and Grayson counties.

She has also prohibited tattoos, body piercings, earrings and clothing "associated with the drug culture" for those on probation.

Blake also enforces rules on the lawyers in her courtroom including a ban on sleeveless shirts and cleavage.

"It used to be like a circus, lawyers milling around," said Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser. "She makes them sit and come up one at a time."

Glaser is investigating the complaint of a lawyer who was briefly ordered into a holding cell because of his manners.

If lawyers are discontent, none has approached her about it, Blake said in a brief telephone conversation. Last week, she agreed to an interview but later declined through her court coordinator.

Others wonder how she can enforce some of her conditions, such as the sex ban.

Fred Moss, a Southern Methodist University professor and former federal prosecutor, said being on probation entitles a judge to restrict one's freedom.

"Some conditions could be viewed as too draconian and violate someone's personal dignity," he said. "I'm not sure where the parameters are these days."

Steve Blackburn, a lawyer involved with the Dallas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said defendants who don't like their probation conditions can reject them and go to jail. On the other hand, conditions that violate someone's constitutional rights are best avoided, he said.

"The idea is that you can't ever ask somebody to give up certain rights," he said.

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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:39 AM
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1. how can you enforce that ban?
I'm sure this woman is now being considered for the Supreme Court by W...

Unless the girl's parents are around 24/7, how can they enforce the ban? And, does a ban on sex include masturbation?

And, how dare she bar cleavage in her courtroom!
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:41 AM
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2. What's that the Freeps always whine about?
Activist judges?
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:25 AM
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6. Activist judges are always in the third person
Its always their judge, never our judge.
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:38 AM
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11. You got that right.
This kind of shit makes me very glad I live in Canada.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:49 AM
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3. wha?
that is just bizzarre :crazy:
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:21 AM
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4. Holy crap, I went to college in Sherman.
This must be the biggest thing to hit there in years.
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 07:19 AM
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18. Ahh-Austin College
a spring of free thinking in a desert of right-wingedness. I am proud to say that Laurie Blake is my judge-and a flaming idiot...
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 07:20 AM
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19. I see you're from Denison.
Birthplace of Eisenhower, correct?
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:24 AM
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5. Sounds like the Judge isn't getting any either
Probably sees no reason for anyone else to be having a good time.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:26 AM
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7. Riiiiiiight. Like that's really going to work.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:34 AM
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8. That girls gonna be one expert
c********r
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:37 AM
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9. I'd like to by a vowel
The letter o please.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:58 AM
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13. I suppose that depends
on how specific the judge's definition of 'sex' is and whether anyone gives her up to the judge after tutoring her.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:06 AM
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15. True
but I'm going with the public education version ;-)
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:38 AM
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10. good luck with that judge...
:rofl:
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thinkingwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:41 AM
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12. golly that'll be effective
Telling teens not to have sex has worked so well for parents in the past.

</sarcasm>

:eyes:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:00 AM
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14. And if she defies the judges orders, they'll send her to prison!
There she'll be safe from sex!!
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chknltl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:09 AM
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16. Teen Orders Judge To Have Sex
(I'll bet the rest of that town would 2nd that motion).
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Divameow77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:24 AM
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17. How do you prohibit tatoos
if someone already has them? Or can they just not get any more?

What a bitch
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 05:15 PM
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20. Next he ordered
water not to flow downhill.
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