Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom by Charles M. Sevilla

By Charles M. Sevilla

In America's courtooms, the decision is laughter.

Sit again and luxuriate in a suite of verbatim exchanges from the halls of justice, the place defendants and plaintiffs, legal professionals and witnesses, juries and judges, collide to provide memorably insane comedy.

A: You mumbled at the first a part of that and that i couldn't comprehend what you have been asserting. may well you repeat the question?

Q: I mumbled, did I? good, we'll simply ask the courtroom reporter to learn again what I stated. She didn't point out any challenge realizing what I stated, so evidently she understood each be aware. We'll simply have her learn my query again and discover if there has been any mumbling occurring. Madam reporter, could you be so kind?

Court Reporter: Mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble.

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M, Beattie, "Judicial Records and the Measurement of Crime in Eighteenth-Century England," in Louis A. , Crime and Criminal Justice in Europe and Canada (Calgary, 1981), pp. 127-45; V. A. C. Gatrell, "The Decline of Theft and Violence in Victorian and Edwardian England," in V. A. C. , Crime and the Law: The Social History of Crime in Western Europe since 1500 (London, 1980), pp. 238-370; Douglas Hay, "War, Dearth and Theft in the Eighteenth Century: The Record of the English Courts," P&P9S (May 1982): 117-60.

Yet you see that within the county of Kent... never was such custom among them although the same shire be found both of more length and breadth than yours is. They could find no justification for the peculiarity beyond the "private respect of a little ease to yourselves by saving t r a v e l . . " However, the system 14 15 BL Additional MS 11,571/118-v; Clive Holmes, "The County Community in Stuart Historiography," JBS 19: 2 (Spring, 1980): 54—73, has cogently pointed out the error of classifying residents anywhere as truly parochial.

Although the industry created a demand for wood that somewhat thinned the denseness of the forests, the ironworks also attracted migrants anxious to find work. The government considered these new settlers to be potential troublemakers. The Privy Council and the local magistrates complained repeatedly about the instability of the northern border of the shire. Between the natural frontiers provided by the sea and the woodland lay three distinct economic regions - the northern Weald, the southeastern marshlands and the southern Downs.

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