Sean Delahanty's Judicial Behavior and Courtroom Etiquette

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Judicial Behavior and Courtroom Etiquette

Judge Sean Delahanty has served the Louisville community for over twenty years as a 30th District Court Judge.  He has heard hundreds of thousands of arguments  from thousands of defendants.  Through these cases some have cherry picked one or two sessions of Judge Delahanty’s frank, genuine and thoughtful personality.
Its important to note that in the WDRB story that should accompany the video but often does not, the attorney said he not only thinks Delahanty is an excellent judge, but also added that he intends to vote for him in the next election. 
Robert Schaad said he wanted to handle the issue personally, between himself and the judge according to the WDRB story.  It is unfortunate that the video is being exploited for political gain by someone else who is running for office.

Judge Delahanty Patiently Asks Defendant To Present Her Defense

Sean Delahanty has presided over the 30th District Court, Division 6 for 20 years and has almost seen everything.  In this video a defendant repeatedly challenges the Judge to show his jurisdiction.  She faces charges relating to drugs.  District Court does handle drug related cases in Kentucky.  Judge Delahanty warns the defendant and shows that order and mutual respect belongs in his courtroom.  This is raw video recorded at the Hall of Justice in Louisville, KY.
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