First Aired: May. 11, 2004 on NBC
Summary: A child is taken to a hospital after passing out, and it is discovered that she had a huge amount of detergent in her stomach. The first suspect is the mom and her daughter claims that she forced her sister to drink the detergent. After a scary confrontation with the judge he rules that the…
Main Characters in this Episode
Detective Elliot Stabler: This is a joke.
Judge Oliver Taft: I beg your pardon, Detective Stabler?
Detective Elliot Stabler: I said this is a joke.
Judge Oliver Taft: You'd be wise to remember no one cares what you think once you're out of that box, Detective.
Detective Elliot Stabler: That interview wasn't suggestive.
A.D.A. Casey Novak: Elliot, stop.
Detective Elliot Stabler: You're one of these judges who thinks cops strong-arms witnesses in order to make their case. What, do you think I bullied a seven-year-old into lying?
A.D.A. Casey Novak: Elliot, leave!
Judge Oliver Taft: No, Elliot, stay. Enjoy the hospitality of our holding cells. You're in contempt. Officer of the court, escort the Detective out of here.
- Goof (factual errors): Judicial immunity doesn't work like that. It protects judges from civil suits, particularly for slander, brought about through the course of their duties, but judges can face criminal charges just like anyone can. If the case against Taft was legally sufficient, there's no way the arraignment judge should have just thrown it out.