SUPREME COURT JUGDES DON’T KNOW THE LAW! COURT ANECDOTES (Post No.3351)

Written by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 13 November 2016

 

Time uploaded in London: 16-13

 

Post No.3351

 

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LAW AND JUSTICE COURTS ANECDOTES

 

Chief Justice Fuller was practicing before Judge Mac Arthur of the Supreme Court of Illinois in Chicago. In his speech before the Judge he pleaded his client’s ignorance of an offense he had committed.

 

The Judge said, “Every man is supposed to know the law Mr. Fuller.”

 

“I am aware of that,” responded Mr. Fuller.

 

“Every shoe- maker, tailor, mechanic and illiterate laborer is presumed to know the law. Yes, every man is presumed to know it, except the judges of the Supreme Court, and we have a Court of Appeals to correct their mistakes.

XXX

 

COURT IS FULL OF THIVES!

The highly nervous young lawyer stepped up to plead his case before the Court. It was in New York City. He laid his coat and hat on the bench and stood before the Judge.

 

“Is this the first time you’ve practiced in this Court?”

 

“Yes, your Honor replied the lawyer, feeling nervous and afraid he had already committed some breach of precedent.

“Then get your hat and coat and put them where you can keep an eye on them.

XXX

 

Fine Cancelled!

There seems to be enough evidence to prove that, even if Abe Lincoln had never been President of the United States, he still would have become immortal as a story teller. Here is another example of his talents in that direction as related by a court clerk

 

“I was never fined but once for contempt of court. Davis fined me five dollars. Mr. Lincoln had just come in, and leaning over my desk had told me a story so irresistibly funny that I broke out into a loud laugh. The Judge called me to order, saying, “This must be stopped. Mr. Lincoln, you are constantly disturbing this court with your stories.”

Then to me: “You may fine yourself five dollars. I apologized but told the Judge the story was worth the money.

 

In a few minutes the Judge called me to him. “What was that story Lincoln told you?” he asked. I told him, and he lauged aloud in spite of himself.

“Remit your fine, he ordered.

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CONTEMPT OF COURT?

When Stevens was a young lawyer he once had a case before a bad-tempered judge of obscure Pennsylvania court. Under what he considered a very erroneous ruling it was decided against him; thereupon he threw down his books and picked up his hat in a state of indignation, scattering imprecations all around him.

 

The judge assumed an air of offended majesty, and asked Thaddeus Stevens if he meant to express his “contempt for this court?” Stevens turned to him very politely, made a respectful bow and feigned amazement.

 

“Express my contempt for this court? No sir I am trying to conceal it, your honor,” adding as he turned to leave, “but I find it damned hard to do it.”

xxx

 

PUNISHEMNT FOR SILENCE!

A Chinese thus describes a trial in the English law courts :–

“One man is quite silent, another talks all the time, and twelve men condemn the man who has not said a word.”

XXX

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