Disorder in the Court

پنج‌شنبه 16 فروردین‌ماه سال 1386 ساعت 10:59 ق.ظ


These are from a book called ' Disorder in the American Courts', and are things

 people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these



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: 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: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he

WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty-one



ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated

WITNESS: By death

ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated


ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people

WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people


ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to




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: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an

autopsy on him


ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a



ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure


ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing


ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began

the autopsy


ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor

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

ATTORNEY: But nevertheless could the patient have still been alive

WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing





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