Question of the Week
How Have You Been Censored in Court?
Posted Sep 20, 2007 11:23 AM CDT
By Molly McDonough
There's some good discussion on ABAJournal.com about a Nebraska judge who barred a woman from using the word "rape" when she testified during a sexual assault trial against her alleged attacker.
The woman has filed a long-shot federal suit against the judge. The merits are being argued by our readers. And, to add to the spectacle, a state lawmaker has filed a lawsuit against God to make the point that he believes the suit is frivolous.
But we wanted to know this: What surprising words have you seen judges bar witnesses from using during testimony? Or, how have you or a client been censored in court?
See last week's answers.