Dictionary Used To Swear In Judge

Jan 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Signs of the Times (click on article name)

Dictionary Used To Swear In Judge

Hansen Sinclair – AHN Reporter

Kingston, NY, United States (AHN) – A New York state judge was recently sworn in with his hand placed on a dictionary because no one could find a Bible for the ceremony, reports said.

The incident occurred in packed courtroom of the Ulster County Courthouse in Kingston, New York. According to witness reports, the ceremony experienced a humorous moment as Donald A. Williams was sworn in as Ulster County judge. The use of a dictionary did not matter because it was more of a ceremonial than legal.

Williams became a state judge on Friday, but he was “sworn in” on Saturday, according to reports. Swearing in ceremonies are done mostly for show, according reports.

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