How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces?

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

From Author Janice Spina

These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things people actually said ..in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.

AnimatedAl-351873ATTORNEY: 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!

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

WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

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ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?

WITNESS: No, I just lie there.

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ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?

WITNESS: July 18th.

ATTORNEY: What year?

WITNESS: Every year.

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

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

ATTORNEY: How long has he lived…

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