Columnist: Call the Judge to Sway Horse Trainer Outcome

A newspaper columnist published the phone number for U.S. District Judge Harry S. Mattice Jr., suggesting readers call to influence him about the decision he will make in September regarding Tennessee Walking Horse trainer who pleaded guilty last week for violating the federal Horse Protection Act. Gail Kerr also gave information on how to contact representatives and to sign a petition. Regarding Mattice's number she said, "Judges are not supposed to be influenced by public opinion, though obviously some are." Read the column