Pleading the Fifth.
In constitutional law class this week we were discussing the incorporation of the Bill of Rights to the states. This includes the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Consequently, I had to tell the following story of a deposition I took a couple of years ago in Arizona.
After preparing, flying and driving to the far-flung locale, my first question was: "What is your name?" The deponent's answer was: "I plead the Fifth."
My next question: "Have you ever had your deposition taken before?" Answer: "I plead the Fifth."
"Are you going to answer each question I ask by pleading the Fifth?" You know what he said.
"I plead the Fifth!"