Two Arrested For Telling Lawyer Jokes "How do you tell when a lawyer is lying?" Harvey Kash reportedly asked Carl Lanzisera that lead-in to an old joke as the two were standing in line in Hempstead, N.Y., to get into a Long Island courthouse. "His lips are moving," they exclaimed in unison. And for that they have been arrested. Do you think the two men should have been arrested for disorderly conduct or do you think their arrest is a violation of their First Amendment rights? Sound off in the NewsForum. The Associated Press reports that the two were exchanging lawyer jokes--to the amusement of some of those around them--when one person was not amused. He, needless to say, was a lawyer. He asked them to cut it out. They didn't. So he reported them to court personnel, who charged them with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, notes AP. "They just can't take it," Kash told AP of lawyers in general. "This violates our First Amendment rights." A spokesman for the Nassau County courts said Kash and Lanzisera were being abusive and causing a disturbance.