Meet Kevin Trudeau. Kevin's a nice guy - he's an author, product pitchman and convicted felon - and he's currently spending 30 days in jail for encouraging people to send emails to a federal judge. Turns out that's illegal.
You see, Kevin - who's also a radio and web personality - really wanted US District Judge Robert Gettleman to take his side in a civil lawsuit. So he begged people to email the man and cheer for his case. The judge got annoyed and saw to it that Kevin got charged with contempt as he was putting the court "under attack".
Did you really think spam would get anyone to agree with you, Kev? Do you like getting the same email over and over? (If you do, let me know. I'll set a filter to forward all Viagra ads to you.) [Wired]