In Memory of Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, 1933-2009
Real life Texas Courtroom Humor.
From 1980 to 2008, U.S. District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer entertained lawyers far and wide with his "et cetera" column in the Texas Bar Journal.
For this page, we've reached into the vault to bring you classic material spanning two decades of courtroom humor, most of which comes straight from actual depostions and trials.
August 13, 2014
December 2001 - Objection Sustained
From Associate Judge Kathleen C. Anderson of El Paso,
this excerpt from a family-violence protective order hearing held in her
court. "The Applicant was being cross-examined by the Respondent's
attorney, whose theory of the case included the notion that the
Applicant was involved in a romantic relationship with the Respondent at
the time of the alleged family violence." The objection was made by Michael Alvarez, the Assistant County Attorney.
Q. At any rate, by October 23rd of the year 2000, you did not love Mr. Juarez. Is that correct?
Mr. Alvarez: Objection. What's love got to do with it?
The Court: How long were you waiting to make that kind of an objection? Sustained.