Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The Ruth Greiner story

The Bristol paper had this story on the millions of dollars bequeathed by Ruth Greiner, whom I knew as a court reporter here in Bristol.

With no disrespect intended, I often retell the story that I was more or less afraid of Ms. Greiner until at one deposition I told a mildly off-color joke (something about a spelling contest between Dan Quayle, Bill Clinton, and Clarence Thomas, which I heard told by Professor Erwin Chemerinsky at a section 1983 litigation seminar at the Georgetown University Law Center), and she found it to be delightful, and asked me to repeat it every time thereafter when we met for depositions.

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