Fairbanks attorney found in contempt of court

A Fairbanks attorney has been held in contempt of court for comments he made to Superior Court Judge Douglas Blankenship during a June 10 hearing.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Jason Gazewood was accused of “contemptuous conduct” when he questioned Blankenship’s ruling in a case involving his client.

In court Tuesday, Blankenship played a recording of the June hearing in which Gazewood can be heard telling Blankenship that he doesn’t “know the law.”

Gazewood apologized to Blankenship but stated that he didn’t think his actions warranted a contempt order.

Blankenship also fined Gazewood $200, and suggested he give the money to charity.

Gazewood’s attorney and law firm partner Jason Weiner questioned whether Blankenship should even be hearing the case due to him being the aggrieved party.