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Polygamist sect hearing in Texas descends into farce - Walking on the Edge
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Polygamist sect hearing in Texas descends into farce
Via cleolinda:

Forget the Lexicon, this looks like it could be the new Craziest Circus-y Case Ever.

Good grief!

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particle_person From: particle_person Date: April 19th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC) (current file)
Hah, I know! I love this part best:
"I assume most of you want to make the same objection. Can I have a universal, `Yes, Judge'?" she said.

In both buildings, the hundreds of lawyers stood and responded in unison: "Yes, Judge."
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: April 19th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC) (current file)
I know! I can just picture that courtroom circus. What a mess.
sucrelefey From: sucrelefey Date: April 19th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC) (current file)
I feel like going on a mass castration spree in Texas. What, it's the calving time of year, clamps some rubber bands length of rope...
0ccam From: 0ccam Date: April 19th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC) (current file)
Hey, whoa there now!

These folks MOVED here. We didn't stop 'em, but we don't claim 'em.
sucrelefey From: sucrelefey Date: April 19th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC) (current file)
Well if you got good way to boot them herd management can be set aside.
Where the heck did all those lawyers come from?
dachelle From: dachelle Date: April 19th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC) (current file)
They're volunteers. I'm a member of the Dallas Bar Association, and an e-mail went out to all of us early last week asking for lawyers to volunteer their time to represent the children and families. I'm sure other local bar associations sent out similar pleas.
sucrelefey From: sucrelefey Date: April 19th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC) (current file)
For a cult that believes in consolidation of services...

There has got to be a better way to organize all this, it looks like a court version of a Moonies mass wedding.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: April 19th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC) (current file)
Ah-ha - that's interesting. Do you know if some of them are functioning as guardians ad litem, or what? I'd expect some or all of the children might need representation separate from the parents in a case like this.
dachelle From: dachelle Date: April 19th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC) (current file)
I don't really know - I didn't really pay that much attention to the e-mail because I knew I didn't have the experience, money or time to do it! But if I remember I think that was brought up in the e-mail and that, yes, some of them are guardians ad litem.
0ccam From: 0ccam Date: April 19th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC) (current file)
I think they crawled outta the East Texas swamps...
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: April 19th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC) (current file)
HEE. Don't worry, unless you are Church of Latter Day Saints, I think you're safe from sucrelefey.
0ccam From: 0ccam Date: April 19th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC) (current file)
It IS a record.
virginia_belle From: virginia_belle Date: April 21st, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC) (current file)
I saw that. All I could think is - why in the world don't they do pretrial binders?! Here in VA, if we have a case involving 4 or more attorneys, we have to put our evidence in binders and then everyone can go over it and submit written objections in advance of the hearing. Makes it much less of a circus.

B.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: April 30th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC) (current file)
*commenting way late*

Yeah, I've seen gigantic pretrial binders and they do make it easier.
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