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Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History

Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History

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By (author) Charles M. Sevilla, Illustrated by Lee Lorenz

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 208mm x 18mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 17 August 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393319288
  • ISBN 13: 9780393319286
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 31,657

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Sit back and enjoy a collection of verbatim exchanges from the halls of justice, where defendants and plaintiffs, lawyers and witnesses, juries and judges, collide to produce memorably insane comedy. A: You mumbled on the first part of that and I couldn't understand what you were saying. Could you repeat the question? Q: I mumbled, did I? Well, we'll just ask the court reporter to read back what I said. She didn't indicate any problem understanding what I said, so obviously she understood every word. We'll just have her read my question back and find out if there was any mumbling going on. Madam reporter, would you be so kind? Court Reporter: Mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble.

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Court legalese, often combined with malapropisms and slips of the tongue in exchanges between judges, lawyers, plaintiffs, defendants and eccentric jurors, is gleefully quoted here Readers will undoubtedly cull their own favorites from this irreverent sampling of 'justice' in action. "