Order in the Court?

Viewing 1 reply thread
  • Author
    Posts
    • #3977
      Geri7
      Participant

      How do court reporters keep straight faces?

      These are from a book called “Disorder in the Courts” and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.

       

      Attorney: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?

      Witness: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’

      Attorney: And why did that upset you?

      Witness: My name is Susan!
      _______________________________
      Attorney: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?

      Witness: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
      ____________________________________________
      Attorney: What is your date of birth?

      Witness: July 18th.

      Attorney: What year?

      Witness: Every year.
      _____________________________________
      Attorney: How old is your son, the one living with you?

      Witness: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.

      Attorney: How long has he lived with you?

      Witness: Forty-five years.
      _________________________________
      Attorney: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?

      Witness: Yes.

      Attorney: And in what ways does it affect your memory?

      Witness: I forget.

      Attorney: You forget?  Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
      ___________________________________________
      Attorney: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?

      Witness: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
      ____________________________________
      Attorney: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?

      Witness: He’s 20, much like your IQ.
      ____________________________________________
      Attorney: She had three children, right?

      Witness: Yes.

      Attorney: How many were boys?

      Witness: None.

      Attorney: Were there any girls?

      Witness: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
      ____________________________________________
      Attorney: How was your first marriage terminated?

      Witness: By death.

      Attorney: And by whose death was it terminated?

      Witness: Take a guess.
      ___________________________________________
      Attorney: Can you describe the individual?

      Witness: He was about medium height and had a beard.

      Attorney: Was this a male or a female?

      Witness: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male.
      _____________________________________
      Attorney: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?

      Witness:  No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
      ______________________________________
      Attorney: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?

      Witness: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
      _________________________________________
      Attorney: ALL your responses must be oral, OK? What school did you go to?

      Witness: Oral…
      _________________________________________
      Attorney: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?

      Witness: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.

      Attorney: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?

      Witness: If not, he was by the time I finished.
      ____________________________________________
      Attorney: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?

      Witness: No.

      Attorney: Did you check for blood pressure?

      Witness: No.

      Attorney: Did you check for breathing?

      Witness: No.

      Attorney: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?

      Witness: No.

      Attorney: How can you be so sure, Doctor?

      Witness: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.

      Attorney: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?

      Witness: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

      4+
      avataravataravataravatar
    • #3984
      Jozefina
      Participant

      :mdrmdr:   thank you

      2+
      avataravatar
Viewing 1 reply thread
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Pin It on Pinterest