Disorder in Court

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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.


Q: What is your date of birth?

A: 15th July

Q: What year?

A: Every year


Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?

A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks


Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?

A: Yes

Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?

A: I forget

Q: You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you’ve forgotten?


Q: How old is your son, the one living with you?

A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which

Q: How long has he lived with you?

A: Forty-five years


Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning?

A: He said, “Where am I, Cathy?”

Q: And why did that upset you?

A: My name is Susan


Q: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo or the occult?

A: We both do

Q: Voodoo?

A: We do

Q: You do?

A: Yes, voodoo


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 twenty-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?

A: Yes

Q: And what were you doing at that time?


Q: She had three children, right?

A: Yes

Q: How many were boys?

A: None

Q: Were there any girls?


Q: How was your first marriage terminated?

A: By death

Q: And by whose death was it terminated?


Q: Can you describe the individual?

A: He was about medium height and had a beard

Q: Was this a male, or a female?


Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?

A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work


Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?

A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people


Q: All your responses must be oral, OK? What school did you go to?

A: Oral


Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?

A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m

Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?

A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy


Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?


Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?

A: No

Q: Did you check for blood pressure?

A: No

Q: Did you check for breathing?

A: No

Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?

A: No

Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?

A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar

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

A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere




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