Originally Posted by randian
Unless that judge sends the marshals out, which I see as a very low probability event, why should the person ignoring them care?
Worst case scenario? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock_Nine
I agree, unlikely (please note that this is an understatement). More likely, would be referring any attorney who prosecuted such cases to the state bar or revoking the attorney's permission to practice law before federal courts in the 7th Circuit.
In any event, these types of conflicts and lack of clarity are precisely why the existence of conflicting judicial interpretations is a useful predictor of whether the Supreme Court will hear an issue.
Edited to add: Oh yeah, civil liability via a 1983 action.