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Disorder in the court: buzzed on Obama

At 9 a.m. Thursday morning, Denver County Judge Melvin Okamoto, who's retiring at the end of the month, called Courtroom T into session and promptly began dispensing justice to a motley crew of folks charged with misdemeanors -- shoplifting, trespassing, public intoxication, riding a bike on a sidewarlk while intoxicated.

And then up came Eric Coleman, who pleaded guilty. "I was just celebrating Obama's win," explained Coleman, who was wearing an Obama "History Made 2008" T-shirt. "I was pretty buzzed up."

So buzzed up that the judge sentenced him to finish the celebration with a day in jail. -- Patricia Calhoun

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