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Paris Hilton will be present via telephone in a Los Angeles court today as she listens to City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo argue that Sheriff Lee Baca should be held in contempt of court after violating Judge Sauer’s May 4, 2007 order which specifically stated “no electronic monitoring.” If the judge agrees, the clouds will part and Paris Hilton’s scrawny ass will be sent back to jail:
What transpired here is outrageous,” county Supervisor Don Knabe told The Associated Press, adding he received more than 400 angry e-mails and hundreds more phone calls from around the country. Hilton’s return home “gives the impression of … celebrity justice being handed out,” he said. Baca dismissed the criticism, saying the decision was made based on medical advice. “It isn’t wise to keep a person in jail with her problem over an extended period of time and let the problem get worse,” Baca told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. “My message to those who don’t like celebrities is that punishing celebrities more than the average American is not justice,” Baca said.”
And remember, the judge hearing the case this morning is none other than Judge Sauer. So by this time tomorrow, Paris should be in her cell balled up in a corner and Sheriff Lee Baca should be working security at Barnes & Noble.
Update: TMZ is reporting there is a court battle going on right now over whether or not Paris should be allowed to appear via telephone or forced to appear in court today. We’ll update with their decision.
Awesome new update!: Fox News is reporting Judge Sauer is furious and decided Paris will not be allowed to phone in to court. The judge ordered the sherrif’s office to go to Paris Hilton’s home now and pick her up and escort her to court. – J
Update: In case you’re not watching the live feed, as of 9:46 a.m. Pacific, the sheriff’s office is still waiting at Paris Hilton’s home to escort her to court. Tick tock. – J
Update: As of 10:13 a.m., the courtroom is still waiting for Paris Hilton to arrive for a hearing which was scheduled to begin over an hour ago. Smoke is reported to have been seen shooting out of the judge’s ears. – J