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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; New e. edition (7 July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393319288
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393319286
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Court legalese, often combined with malapropisms and slips of the tongue in exchanges between judges, lawyers, plaintiffs, defendants and eccentric jurors, is gleefully quoted here Readers will undoubtedly cull their own favorites from this irreverent sampling of 'justice' in action. "

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Perennially on the "Best Lawyers in America" list, Charles M. Sevilla has a private law practice in San Diego. He is the author of Wilkes on Trial and Wilkes: His Life and Crimes and a columnist for Forum.

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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By b4-its-2-l8 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 Jun. 2006
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I bought this book because when I was surfing the net someone had posted excerpts on their website purportedly from this book, collectively they were hilarious (like the one cited by the first reviewer, Feb 2001). There were about 20 examples and I laughed so much they had me in tears, but not so this book! Indeed, I couldn't even find the same examples.

Like reviewer Aug 2004, I feel I've wasted my money, especially by comparison to what I expected. There are some funny incidences but mainly it's just mildly amusing at best and at worst head-scratching as to why they've been included at all.

This book will give you an insight into the US legal process, but that's not the reason you buy it, you buy it because you're looking to laugh... and with the exception of a few incidences you'll still be looking by the time you've finished.

Perhaps there's an alternative universe somewhere with a book with the same name and by the same author and perhaps there it's funny......... here, it's just a wad of paper wishing it was still a tree.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By SueC on 11 April 2008
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I bought Bob Terrell and Marcellus Buchanan's Disorder in the court after reading the reviews about CM Sevilla's book above.

Bob and Marcellus's book is superb and obviously the one that quotes are taken from...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. Hunter on 28 Oct. 2009
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As with one of the previous reviewers I saw quotes on the internet and thought that it would be a good read - oh was I wrong.
This book was a complete waste of money but even worse was a complete waste of my time.
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By Sally J on 5 May 2013
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I was disappointed in this book. I had read some incidents in the American courts before and the were very funny. I found this book hard to read and many of the incidents were difficult to understand. I would not really recommend it unless you have quite a good understanding og court procedures.
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49 of 66 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Feb. 2001
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This is a hilarious book, which I first found out about on account of examples from it being passed around law students' emails at my university. Even my lecturers have found it so funny that they read it out sometimes to give us a break from work! A particular favourite of mine:
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 is it 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 in a jar on my desk. 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.
Makes you wonder why we go through 8 years of legal education, doesn't it? :)
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By Alexandra White on 20 July 2013
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I purchased this and found very little of it funny and a greater understanding of US law would be needed to appreciate the humour of US law courts, but book was in really good condition
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By Patl on 17 Aug. 2013
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Refreshing change to read a light hearted book. The truth is always funnier than ficton. Can recommend it to everyone that can see humour in a serious matter.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful By darkone1uk on 14 Aug. 2004
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...naively, I bought this book after reading what I thought were the excerpts from it - and got it very badly wrong...
Everyone - buy Darwin Awards instead!
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