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27-05-2012, 04:30 AM
"If the right to be heard is to be a real right which is worth anything, it must carry with it a right in the accused man to know the case which is made against him. He must know what evidence has been given and what statements have been made affecting him and then he must be given a fair opportunity to correct or contradict them. .... It follows, of course that the judge or whoever has to adjudicate must not hear evidence or receive representations from one side behind the back of others.The court will not require whether the evidence or representations did work to his prejudice. Sufficient that they might do so. The court will not go into the likelihood of prejudice. The risk of it is enough."Lord Denning [1962] A.C. at page 337.

28-05-2012, 11:21 AM
The Kim Dotcom Conspiracy has produced this pearl from Justice Winkelmann .........

“How can they be authorised to withhold it? They’re not authorised to have it,”

16-06-2012, 02:20 AM
Heard this on the bus today,think its Oscar Wilde, " sorry for writing you such a long letter- I didn't have time to write a short one!

24-06-2012, 02:20 AM
Heard this on the bus today,think its Oscar Wilde, " sorry for writing you such a long letter- I didn't have time to write a short one!

Two quotes for the price of one-
It is not necessary to bury the truth. It is sufficient merely
to delay it until nobody cares.” ~
Napoléon Bonaparte

02-07-2012, 05:58 PM
T hese are from a book called Disorder in the Law Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
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ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
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ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
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ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
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ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
WITNESS: We both do.
WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.
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ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
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ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty.
__________________________________________________ ________
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you kidding me?
__________________________________________________ ________
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Uh.... I was gettin' laid!
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ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Are you kidding me? Your Honour, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
__________________________________________________ ________
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Now whose death do you suppose terminated it?
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ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
__________________________________________________ ________
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
__________________________________________________ ________
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. Would you like to rephrase that?
__________________________________________________ _______
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
__________________________________________________ _______
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy on him!
__________________________________________________ _______
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Huh....are you qualified to ask that question?
__________________________________________________ _______
And the best for last:

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

04-07-2012, 03:54 AM
In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.
– George Orwell

09-07-2012, 04:36 AM
"The world seemed incomprehensible and crazy, until I realised opulent sociopaths were running it; now everything makes sense.- (http://aotearoaawiderperspective.wordpress.com/)

18-07-2012, 12:28 AM
“For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.”
― Noam Chomsky (https://newzealandjustice.com/author/show/2476.Noam_Chomsky), Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World (https://newzealandjustice.com/work/quotes/188385)

19-07-2012, 11:02 AM

"as an atheist, I'd put my trust in god before trusting another lawyer" Roy Cohn in an interview with Playboy writer Peter Manso, Provincetown, Mass 1980

19-07-2012, 10:14 PM
110“In the event of a nuclear war two things will emerge from the rubble: cockroaches, and Helen Clark.”
~ Hillary Clinton

07-08-2012, 12:58 PM
Around half of Americans believe that Saddam Hussein organised 9/11 and that God created the Earth.

That doesn't make their opinions worth reporting-NZ Herald

12-08-2012, 04:38 PM
Today I discovered something of the limitations of my wonderous powers in that when I tried to open the electric garage door with the TV remote, it wouldn't work, so I decided to invent a new system that will work with any door.


20-09-2012, 01:29 AM
the world will finally know peace when the last General shoots the last priest

Anyone know the author or is this another dunny poet's gem.?

12-12-2012, 03:42 PM
‘Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of sh*t by the clean end.’

09-01-2013, 01:49 PM
“Anger is a great flame of presence. It is difficult to mistake or ignore an angry presence. Usually it is like a fire, it starts with a spark and then multiplies in a rapid exponential rhythm. Anger wants to break out; it stops us in our tracks. Much of the time we avoid conflict; we put up with things. We let things go. When the flame of anger rises, it confronts things. Anger shouts stop! It can be a great force for change. It is so encouraging to hear the voice of righteous anger raised. It names and confronts injustice. It brings to light whatever is wrong and makes it clear to the perpetrators of injustice what they are doing. It is very interesting to notice how very politically incorrect anger now is. Especially in these times, there are so many issues that should warrant great anger.”

John O’Donohue, ‘Eternal Echoes: Exploring our Hunger to Belong’ p.91

06-05-2013, 11:09 PM
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

27-06-2013, 01:02 AM
love that one - it is so true

27-06-2013, 01:04 AM
It is not necessary to bury the truth. It is sufficient merely
to delay it until nobody cares.” ~
Napoléon Bonaparte

- love that one admin as its so true

05-04-2014, 12:54 PM
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

― Thomas A. Edison

06-04-2014, 10:49 PM
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

― Abraham Lincoln

26-04-2014, 11:26 AM
“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”

― Heraclitus

03-06-2014, 12:38 PM
" if a case was strong and morally just, then justice will prevail, don't give up, keep going and if you get stonewalled, if you get pushed back, if you get delays, keep going and trust in the court system. Get it before the courts and it will stand on its merits."

Lawyer Richard Niven after a 15 year battle.

18-06-2014, 10:48 PM
You are a perpetrator of domestic violence

Yes you are. I say so. And I've told the police.
Now just you try and prove you aren't. Go on!

Trademe message board post-for all victims!

08-01-2015, 11:25 PM
“Judges as persons, or Courts as institutions…are entitled to no greater immunity from criticism than other persons or institutions…Judges must be kept mindful of their limitations and their ultimate public responsibility by a vigorous stream of criticism expressed with candour however blunt” – Justice Felix Frankfurter, United States Supreme Court [Bridges v. California, 341 U.S. 252, 289 – 290 (1941)]