Murphy was summoned to court to appear as a witness in a lawsuit.
The prosecutor opened his questioning with, “Where were you the night of August 24th?”
“Objection!” said the defense attorney. “Irrelevant!”
“Oh, that’s okay,” said Murphy from the witness stand. “I don’t mind answering the question.”
“I object!” the defense said again.
“No, really,” said Murphy. “I’ll answer.”
The judge ruled: “If the witness insists on answering, there is no reason for the defense to object.”
So the prosecutor repeated the question: “Where were you the night of August 24th?”
Murphy replied brightly, “I don’t know.”
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