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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 19, 2012

Some say it's a security risk, others call it gutsy, but Davidson County Judge Mike Jameson says it's no big deal. "Come on up. I don't bite," he told one defendant as he makes good on his personal commitment to shake the hand of everyone that comes before him on the bench. "As a judge, I get an air-conditioned parking garage. I get to ride up a private elevator. I get a fancy black robe. And I get to sit at a nice desk. And if you let that go to your head, then you're really not going to be an influence," Jameson said. "Every judge here has some technique they use to keep themselves grounded, and for me it's a handshake." WSMV TV reports