Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Couch jumping is also inadmissible

Well, it only took ten months of law school, but a lecture finally incorporated an intellectual discussion of My Cousin Vinny.

Apparently when Marisa Tomei testified about her family's experience working with cars in garages, the account should have been stricken from the record, as an expert witness' underlying facts still have to be proven in court. So it's hearsay, much in the same way the famous rumour surrounding her is.

Can't wait till we get to the lecture on badgering a witness.

2 comments:

hilary said...

That class never ceases to amaze me, or at least wake me up briefly... however I'm not sure the "gal" in "My Cousin Vinny" anecdote quite rivals when he referred to one of the parties (witnesses??) as a pussy.

As for A Few Good Men - I came across a reference to it some of my seminar course materials...

Lawyerlike said...

And they say people ignore the classics...