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Some Assholes Make Us All Look Bad

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Pair arrested outside Long Island courthouse
The Associated Press
Updated: 3:03 p.m. ET

Jan. 12, 2005

Did you hear the one about the two guys arrested for telling lawyer jokes?

It happened this week to the founders of a group called Americans for Legal Reform, who were waiting in line to get into a Long Island courthouse.

“How do you tell when a lawyer is lying?” Harvey Kash reportedly asked Carl Lanzisera.

“His lips are moving,” they said in unison.

While some waiting to get into the courthouse giggled, a lawyer farther up the line Monday was not laughing.

He told them to pipe down, and when they did not, the lawyer reported the pair to court personnel, who charged them with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

“They just can’t take it,” Kash said of lawyers in general. “This violates our First Amendment rights.”

Dan Bagnuola, a spokesman for the Nassau County courts, said the men were “being abusive and they were causing a disturbance.” He said he did not have the name of the lawyer who complained.

Americans for Legal Reform monitors the courts and uses confrontational tactics to push for greater access for the public. The pair said that for years they have stood outside courthouses on Long Island and mocked lawyers.

On Monday, however, Kash said he was due in court to answer a drunken driving charge from a year and a half ago. The men are due back in court on the disorderly conduct charge next month.


  • At 5:23 PM, Blogger Curtis said…

    I'll bet the attorney who did that is a prosecutor. They are disproportionately represented by assholes.

  • At 1:22 AM, Blogger CC Baxter said…

    Am split.

    Most of me says that is chickensh!t.

    Part of me says; I've experienced people who have similar drunken driving charges; maybe it was deserved.

    That's my braindead thought for the night.

    Rapid change in comment: Thoughts on the Indiana evolutionairy sticket banning thing? Thoughts on the Randy Moss touchdown antics thing?

  • At 12:21 AM, Blogger Thor said…

    I agree. Why get upset over someone that was pretending to moon people? The commentator of the game was immediately upset and I was laughing. I couldn't understand what he was so upset about. I've attended a Green Bay Game years ago and witnessed the actually moonings out in the lot... never seen anyone do anything but point and laugh there.

    Thanks for visiting my site! :)

  • At 12:23 AM, Blogger Thor said…

    Hmmm... I worked in our Courthouse and the Common Pleas Court Judge's computer was down... he came over and asked if I'd print out a few pages of Attorney jokes for him, which I did.... sure seems backward when you compare it to this case.


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