Tales from Kentucky Lawyers.
By: Montell, William.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2010Description: 1 online resource (274 p.).ISBN: 9780813127132 (electronic bk.); 0813127130 (electronic bk.); 9780813137544 (electronic bk.); 0813137543 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Law -- Anecdotes | Law -- Kentucky -- AnecdotesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Tales from Kentucky LawyersDDC classification: 398.209769 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Tales from Kentucky Lawyers; Title; Copyright; Dedicated to my wife, Linda; CONTENTS; Introduction; 1. Kentucky Courts, Past and Present; 2. Theft; 3. Court Fines; 4. Animal Stories; 5. Ugly Words in Court; 6. Adultery; 7. Homicide; 8. Blunders; 9. Misunderstandings; 10. Unexpected Responses; 11. Moonshining; 12. Coal Mining; 13. Mentally Disabled; 14. Domestic Mistreatment and Divorce; 15 . Family Disagreements; 16. Elections and Politics; 17. Judges' Support of the Accused; 18. Physical Abuse; 19. The Bench and the Bar; 20. Sexual Charges and Sexual Abuse; 21. Illegitimacy.
22. Jury Justice/Injustice23. Disorder in the Court; 24. Prisoners; 25. Miscellaneous; Biographies of Storytellers.
""A woman was sitting on the witness stand, and the lawyer asked her, 'Did you, or did you not, on the night of June 23rd have sex with a hippie on the back of a motorcycle in a peach orchard?' She thought for a few minutes, then said, 'What was that date again?'"--The book Lawyers have long been known as master storytellers, and those from Kentucky are certainly no exception. Veteran oral historian and folklorist Lynwood Montell has collected tales from dozens of lawyers and judges from throughout the Bluegrass State, ranging from the story about the tough Jackson County judge who fined.
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