Disorder in the Court
Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History
In America's courtooms, the verdict is laughter.
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.
The Court: The charge here is theft of frozen chickens. Are you the defendant, sir?
Defendant: No, sir, I'm the guy who stole the chickens.
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: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
Attorney: What is your date of birth?
Witness: July 18th.
Attorney: What year?
Witness: Every year.
- August 1999
- 5.4 × 8 in
/ 256 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“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.” — Publishers Weekly
Also by Charles M. Sevilla