When Judges Fight

Forget the gavel! When push comes to shove, Mexican judge Justice Miguel Angel Falcon decided that trial by combat was better than all that lawyerly stuff:

A Mexican judge sprang from his chair to push and punch two fellow justices during a court session, adding to a string of embarrassments for Mexico's scandal-plagued judicial system.

The head of the Morelos state appeals court said Thursday that Justice Miguel Angel Falcon had brought shame upon the court and faces possible impeachment, though he couldn't be immediately suspended following the Wednesday attack.

The stocky Falcon got mad at fellow judge Ruben Jasso, at one point calling him "stupid," and then became enraged when Jasso accused Falcon of insulting him.

As Jasso spoke, Falcon suddenly leaped from his chair, rushed over to Jasso and began pummeling him, apparently knocking him to the floor. Another justice who got in his way was knocked back into his chair.

Mark Stevenson of AP has the story (Video via The Telegraph)

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