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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

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: 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

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 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

law

 

 

 

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