The story is legendary in Roanoke law circles.
During an appeal hearing on a minor traffic conviction, John "Jack" Kennett Jr. represented himself. As the hearing proceeded, he started to perform his own cross-examination. He would ask himself a question, then walk over to the witness stand, sit down and reply.
He kept it up until he asked himself a very long question. Then he sat in the witness stand and responded, "Could you repeat that?"
At which point the judge had had enough and dismissed the case.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Roanoke lawyer story
In this account of the life and times of Roanoke lawyer Jack Kennett, the following tale is told: