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:

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.

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