Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Los Angeles Superior Court judge ignores the rules; Why did Judge Revel select an off-list rehab facility?

Judge Marsha Revel Removes Herself From Lindsay Lohan Case: Report
August 11, 2010

Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in prison and 90 days in rehab. She has since stepped down from the case, TMZ reports.

Judge Marsha Revel has removed herself from the Lindsay Lohan case after allegations the judge improperly contacted people involved in the case, TMZ has learned.

Sources tell TMZ lawyers in the case met with Judge Revel last Friday at 3:30 p.m. PST. Lawyers complained that Judge Revel had contacted "participants and experts" in the case without notifying the lawyers in advance.

One of the issues was that Judge Revel took it upon herself to make contact with people from the Morningside Recovery rehab facility and then selected Morningside, even though it was not on the list of recommended facilities by her own court-appointed experts. Ultimately, Lindsay's lawyer convinced Judge Revel to send LiLo to UCLA. But the issue was raised on Friday...

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