News / Utah / 

Some Utah Judges Allegedly Falling Asleep on the Bench

Some Utah Judges Allegedly Falling Asleep on the Bench

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(KSL News) Judges snoozing on the bench is the complaint in an anonymous letter published in this month's edition of the Utah Bar Journal.

The letter complains that judges are falling asleep during court hearings. And, the writer asks for advice about how to wake a sleeping judge.

A Utah judge says he doesn't doubt the problems exist. But, sleeping on the bench is unethical, and a judge is "duty bound" to stay awake.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast