Disorder in the Court Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History

Author: Charles M. Sevilla
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393075516
Release Date: 1999-08-17
Genre: Humor

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.

Disorder in the American Courts

Author: Marcelle Boren
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692676643
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Genre:

The quotes contained in this book are things real people actually said, word for word, under oath in legal court proceedings and are forever immortalized in the public record. This fully illustrated, cartoon panel book brings these humorous quotes to life! It is true that lawyers and witnesses say the darndest things! Please enjoy a good laugh at their expense.

Law and Disorder Absurdly Funny Moments from the Courts

Author: Charles M. Sevilla
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393349542
Release Date: 2014-08-04
Genre: Humor

More hilarious, unbelievable-but-true stories from our nation’s courts, from the author of Disorder in the Court and Disorderly Conduct. Charles M. Sevilla finds comic gems in court transcripts—and now brings readers a delightful, all-new collection. Starting with a chapter on the defendants (one of whom, when asked his marital status, replies after a long pause, "Adequate") and following with sections on lawyers, experts, witnesses, evidence, and even one called "Malaprops" (DA: The status of the boat has no relevance to this case at all. This is a total fishing expedition). Stories from Sevilla's previous books have become viral Internet sensations, priming readers for more legal disorder, such as: Clerk: Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you are about to given in the cause now pending before this court shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God? Witness: Yes, I swear. I’ll say anything but the truth, nothing but the truth.

Great Government Goofs

Author: Leland Gregory
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780440507864
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Humor

Presents a collection of absurdly intrusive, hilariously ineffective, and just plain silly doings by the federal government and by state and local governments across the United States

Disorderly Conduct

Author: Rodney R. Jones
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393319261
Release Date: 1999-07-01
Genre: Humor

Gathers unintentionally humorous testimony from actual trials, including remarks by jurors, defendants, lawyers, and judges

Just Mercy

Author: Bryan Stevenson
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9780812994537
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: Law

#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

The Bilingual Courtroom

Author: Susan Berk-Seligson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226329475
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Law

Susan Berk-Seligson’s groundbreaking book draws on more than one hundred hours of audio recordings of Spanish/English court proceedings in federal, state, and municipal courts—along with a number of psycholinguistic experiments involving mock juror reactions to interpreted testimony—to present a systematic study of court interpreters that raises some alarming, vitally important concerns. Contrary to the assumption that interpreters do not affect the dynamics of court proceedings, Berk-Seligson shows that interpreters could potentially make the difference between a defendant being found guilty or not guilty of a crime. This second edition of the The Bilingual Courtroom includes a fully updated review of both theoretical and policy-oriented research relevant to the use of interpreters in legal settings, particularly from the standpoint of linguistic pragmatics. It provides new insights into interpreting in quasi-judicial, informal, and specialized judicial settings, such as small claims court, jails, and prisons; updates trends in interpreter certification and credentialing, both in the United States and abroad; explores remote interpreting (for example, by telephone) and interpreter training programs; looks at political trials and tribunals to add to our awareness of international perspectives on court interpreting; and expands upon cross-cultural issues. Also featuring a new preface by Berk-Seligson, this second edition not only highlights the impact of the previous versions of The Bilingual Courtroom, but also draws attention to the continued need for critical study of interpreting in our ever diversifying society.

The Customer Is Not Always Right

Author: A.J. Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740797798
Release Date: 2009-12-22
Genre: Humor

Retailers, restaurants, and tech support providers believe service is king, but in The Customer Is Not Always Right, A.J. Adams proves that customers will do anything they can to put that motto to the test. Readers get a collection of insights and stories from the popular Web site NotAlwaysRight.com. The book and site showcase customer-relations horror stories everyone can relate to. No matter what side of the counter you're on, there are hilarious tales about everything that can go wrong between the customer and retail or service provider. Whether it's a confrontation in the drive-through over not enough fries or arguing over a one-cent price difference on milk, this book proves the principle of "the customer is always right" can be dead wrong. From groaning, to intense complaining, to situations that leave workers asking, "Are you serious?," readers will enjoy these hilarious tales of customers gone wrong.

Git R Done

Author: Larry the Cable Guy
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307237675
Release Date: 2006-06
Genre: Humor

One of America's most successful stand-up comics, Larry the Cable Guy shares his hilarious blue-collar reflections on life, love, his eccentric family, NASCAR, battle with the bulge, and other politically incorrect topics. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Feed in Tariffs

Author: Miguel Mendonca
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781849771313
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Science

A feed-in tariff is a renewable energy law that obliges energy suppliers to buy electricity produced from renewable resources at a fixed price, usually over a fixed periodeven from householders. These legal guarantees ensure investment security, and the support of all viable renewable energy technologies.

Supreme Folly

Author: Rodney R. Jones
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039330941X
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Humor

A collection of anecdotes about the legal system's most hilarious cases features true stories about humorous cross examinations, incriminating evidence, and efforts to resolve such legal questions as "Is living in Iowa cruel and unusual punishment?" Reprint.

Commentaries on the Laws of England Volume 1

Author: William Blackstone
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226161037
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Law

Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769) stands as the first great effort to reduce the English common law to a unified and rational system. Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent. Clearly and elegantly written, the work achieved immediate renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education in England and in America which was to last into the late nineteenth century. The book is regarded not only as a legal classic but as a literary masterpiece. Previously available only in an expensive hardcover set, Commentaries on the Laws of England is published here in four separate volumes, each one affordably priced in a paperback edition. These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are undistorted by later interpolations. Each volume deals with a particular field of law and carries with it an introduction by a leading contemporary scholar. In his introduction to this first volume, Of the Rights of Persons, Stanley N. Katz presents a brief history of Blackstone's academic and legal career and his purposes in writing the Commentaries. Katz discusses Blackstone's treatment of the structure of the English legal system, his attempts to justify it as the best form of government, and some of the problems he encountered in doing so.

Litigation Practice

Author: Thomas F. Goldman
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0132373157
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Law

LITIGATION PRACTICE: E-DISCOVERY AND TECHNOLOGY is a thorough introduction to the latest techniques of electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) and technology for use in civil cases from inception through trial. It offers extensive hands-on practice with several popular modern tools for office management, case management, discovery, graphic creation, and trial presentation. Each step and each category of tool is introduced through examples based on the fact pattern of a real case. A complete set of documents, reports, images, videos, and simulations are provided through the companion student site, MyLegalStudiesKit, and can be used to support student oral or multimedia presentations. The text's instruction, tools, and resources work together to teach core concepts that can be easily adapted to any software, civil case, or law firm.