Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History [NOOK Book]

Overview

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.


A: You mumbled on the first part of that and I couldn't ...

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Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History

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Overview

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.


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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Editorial Reviews

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This hilarious collection of actual court proceedings confirms the adage "Truth is funnier than fiction." Enlivened with cartoons from Lee Lorenz, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, this book will tickle the funny bone of anyone who appreciates the foibles of humanity; it's the perfect gift for the lawyer in your life.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Misstatements from the courtroom--legalese marred by malapropisms, slips of the tongue, eccentric interpretations and profanities--are gleefully quoted in this compilation. July
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393075519
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/17/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 137,426
  • File size: 708 KB

Meet the Author

Charles M. Sevilla is in private practice in San Diego.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    This is, by far, one of my favorite books. Glad to see it is still in print.

    The reason for purchasing this book is to send it to my cousin who lives in Switzerland. She is fascinated with American idioms and tricks that words play depending on the way the words are used. The book is not new, but it is ageless and I was pleased it see it is still in print.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2010

    Not so funny

    I was very disappointed in the book; one of the few books I struggled to get through. So much of it simply was not funny and most of the endings predictable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Actually laughed out loud to a lot of the stories

    Humorous and easy reading. We actually took it on vacation as a "beach read" because they were short,easy to read stories. My husband is a retired police officer and thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2004

    Too truthful

    As a Legal Assistant, I am exposed to the many factes of Law. When this book came across my desk, I could not help but read and keep reading. It speaks and characterizes the courts etc to a tee...superb writing and depth into the more humerous side of the American Justice System. Not to be taken as insult to those lawyers and paralegals and even the assistants..merely a whole new aspect of how we view the system in times of disaray...

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