And why shouldn't the interpretor stand at attention? As far as the judge make the interpreter leave-thats bull. Again, Bushs fault...sheeeeeesh. Unless the client is on trial then an interpretor is not mandatory, but the interpretor must abide by the same rules of the court everyone else is.
Originally Posted by navyman
I believe Bush has NOT been a good influence as far as Deaf rights are concerned. My attorney explained to me that the President has the power to appoint federal circuit judges during his term. President Bush has a distinct history of appointing die-hard Republican district judges. My attorney has seen this in the 5th circuit courts...she related one experience to me where a Republican circuit judge appointed by none other than President Bush actually berated a sign language interpreter in court for not standing to attention while the interpreter was BUSY interpreting for the deaf client!!!!!!! He ordered the interpreter out of the courtroom. How's that for a Bush appointed judge?! Many Republicans are not sympathetic to disability rights. I am tired of Republicans and want them out of office.