Disorderly Conduct: Verbatim Excerpts from Actual Cases

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Rodney R. Jones, Charles M. Sevilla, Gerald F. Uelmen
W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Humor - 171 pages
This assortment of unintentionally amusing courtroom exchanges ranges from the testimony of expert witnesses to jury selection to cross examination to creative defense, closing argument, and sentencing — a rollicking guide to America's legal system.
 

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I read the sequel to this work, Disorder in the Court, which I much enjoyed. I learned of this work, yet could not find it for quite awhile. Then at a Twin Cities library, I finally did. The book had a bad odor to it, but otherwise it rocked.

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Its a riot. Makes you wonder how some of these guys passed the Bar! Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
Judicial Temperament
13
The Pleadings
29
Police Investigation
39
Accident Reports
49
The Advocates
57
Picking a Jury
65
The Defendant
75
Leading Questions
97
Cross Examination
109
Expert Witnesses
119
Creative Defenses
131
Closing Arguments
141
Jury Instructions and Deliberations
151
Sentencing
161
Copyright

Witnesses 35
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About the author (1999)

Gerald F. Uelmen is a professor at the University of Santa Clara Law School. Jones and Uelmen have edited a companion volume, Supreme Folly, also available in Norton paperback.

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