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The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

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H.L. Mencken

Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English

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