Disorder In The Courtroom
These are from a book called "Disorder in the Court." These 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 and keeping a straight face while these exchanges were
actually taking place.
Q: What is your date of birth?
Q: What gear were you in at moment of the impact?
Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
Q: How old is your son, the one living with you.
Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning?
Q: And where was the location of the accident?
Q: Sir, what is your IQ?
Q: Did you blow your horn or anything?
Q: Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were your red and blue lights flashing?
Q: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about
it until the next morning?
Q: The youngest son, the 20-year old, how old is he?
Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?
Q: So the date of conception of (the baby) was August 8th?
Q: She had three children, right?
Q: You say the stairs went down to the basement?
Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
Q: Can you describe the individual?
Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice that I sent to
Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
Q: All your responses must be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
Q: Did you check for breathing?
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began theautopsy?
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
Q: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?