In the Dunolly Court, Victoria, recently, Mr Pbelps, a solicitor, while conducting a case, used the words “That be damned" in reply to a remark made by Mr Barnett, solicitor on the other side.
Mr Cass, the police magistrate, ordered Phelps to apologise but he refused to do so.
Phelps was then requested to quit the court, and having declined, the police carried him out.
He returned, but would not apologise, and again the police removed him.
The court rose, and he was subsequently permitted to re-enter, when he apologised, adding,
“The Bench is damned hard on me."