Prosecutor Chris Lamiero told Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson about the decision in a closed session in his chambers where Carolan was present, according to Bay City News. Here's BCN's account of the courtroom action:
- Jacobson told Carolan Thursday that, "Apparently I wasn't clear" that the conversation in his chambers was off the record.
When Carolan tried to explain her actions, Jacobson cut her off and said, "Don't interrupt me! Don't run through me!"
The judge told her, "What you did was sleazy and unethical" and "you probably were in violation of the rules of professional responsibility."
Carolan protested that Jacobson's order for her not to talk about the case is "an unconstitutional violation of my free speech rights" but Jacobson cut her off again and ended court for the day.
According to BCN, Carolan said she also will argue that the gag order, which was first imposed by Judge Allan Hymer at a May 13 hearing and continues in force, should be lifted because "it's important for the news media to have access to official sources and not have to rely on third parties" who might have incorrect information about the case.