Disorder in the Courts of America

These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts of America , and are
things attorneys actually said in court, word for word, taken down and
now published by court reporters, who had to suffer from the torment of
staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

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: Were you present when your picture was taken?

WITNESS: Would you repeat the question?

____________ _________ _________ ________

ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?


ATTORNEY: How many were boys?


ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?

____________ _________ _________ ________

ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?

WITNESS: By death.

ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?

____________ _________ _________ ________

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?

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

ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?

____________ _________ _________ ________

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 on my desk in a jar.

ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?

WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practising law!

  1. Sir Laughalot said:

    I tried looking this book up on line and couldn’t find it. Is it called Disorder in the Courts of America or does it go by another name?

  2. Maria said:

    This is the name of the book; found it on Amazon:
    Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History by Charles M. Sevilla (Paperback – Aug 1, 1999)

  3. Jim said:

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