People: Sep. 8, 1997

THE DOCKET: JUDGE V. JOCK

Before insulting a judge, remember: you can be reasonably sure he or she knows a good lawyer. This didn't put off Don Imus, the radio talk-show host mellow in voice but not outlook. When Deirdre Coleman, Imus' wife, asked to be excused from jury duty on a murder trial because Imus' show was covering it, Judge Harold J. Rothwax asked her to ask him not to cover it. The judge then relented, but not before earning Imus' ire. On his nationally syndicated show, the shock jock ranted against Rothwax, using such epithets as "Scuzwax," "Rothworm" and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!