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Susan Church, left, and fellow attorney Derege Demissie, in 2015. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
Susan Church, left, and fellow attorney Derege Demissie, in 2015. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
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There was more drama and confusion in Boston Municipal Judge Richard Sinnott's courtroom Wednesday, where prominent immigration and civil rights attorney Susan Church was held in custody for hours.

Sinnott held Church in contempt of court while she was representing someone arrested for protesting this weekend's so-called "Straight Pride" parade.

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Quincy Walters, WBUR reporter. He tweets @quincy_walters.

Nancy Gertner, former Massachusetts federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School and WBUR legal analyst. She tweets @ngertner.

This article was originally published on September 04, 2019.

This segment aired on September 4, 2019.

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