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.