April 1994 - Some People Don't Think So
From Justice Ron Chapman
of Dallas (Fifth District Court of Appeals), this excerpt from closing arguments in a burglary trial before Judge Larry Baraka
of Dallas (Criminal Court No. 2):
Prosecutor (in closing argument): I close with this, I am reminded of that Elvis Presley song
when it talks about ... Santa Claus is coming to town. ...
Def. Attorney: Objection, just stop right there. Judge, I don't know anything that would permit the injection of Elvis Presley into this trial. He is dead. Let him stay dead.
Prosecutor: Common experience, Judge, common experience. He's got no ...
Judge Baraka: I don't know what to do. I will overrule this. I want to hear this.
Def. Attorney: No, tell him to stop. He is dead. Tell him to leave Elvis alone, he is dead
Judge Baraka (wisley): Oka