Twitter Brief Competition Winners

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Twitter Brief Competition Winners

  1. 1. Twitter Brief CompetitionWinners<br />
  2. 2. HONORABLE MENTIONS: BEST HAIKU TWITTER BRIEFS<br />Appellee tried this<br />Once before, and did not win:<br />Res judicata.<br />The day after the<br />Second anniversary<br />Was a day too late.<br />John Tollefson, Tollefson, Bradley, Ball & Mitchell, Dallas<br />David Wells, Law Offices of David C. Wells, Austin<br />
  3. 3. HONORABLE MENTIONS: BEST TWITTER BRIEF NO ONE CAN ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND<br />D guilty 4d187. Claims 1)IE & 2)IAC. SoRs=HCJC/Cada & Strickland. 1) Vid+DNA+3 I-Ws = suff.; 2)w/5 priors, 75 2do<lif. ØIAC/ØIE. G.O. Aff!<br />Andy Porter, Assistant DA, Tarrant County<br />
  4. 4. HONORABLE MENTIONS: MOST DIRECT<br />I’m right.  They’re wrong.  All authority supports my case.  Look it up.<br />Tanya Garrison, Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C., Houston<br />
  5. 5. HONORABLE MENTIONS: BEST OUT-OF-STATE ENTRY<br />3 dead. Jury convicted. 1 issue. Suff evid: def on vidtape hlding gun & stnding ovr vics; pwdr on hand; DNA on gun; confession. Must affirm. <br />Christopher Wren, Assistant AG, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison, WI<br />
  6. 6. HONORABLE MENTIONS: MOTION MOST LIKELY TO INSPIRE SYMPATHY<br />Small firm w/heavy load. Been on needed vacation. Need more time & more $. Pls grant xtension 4 brief, or might have 2 w/draw. /s/ [efiled]<br />Todd Smith, Smith Law Group, Austin<br />
  7. 7. SECOND RUNNER-UP<br />@COA. P 1 b/c TC let expert testify. IDKY. No degree. No tests. No peers. No clue. IOW unreliable guess by unqualified dolt. Pls render. D.<br />Karen Precella, Haynes and Boone LLP, Fort Worth<br />
  8. 8. FIRST RUNNER-UP<br />SCoTex: Jury charge WAY too broad. Couldn't tell if tort finding was based on bad stuff A, B or C. Granulation Nation! Remand please.<br />Heidi Bloch, Brown McCarroll, LLP, Austin<br />
  9. 9. GRAND PRIZE<br />Appeal can’t fix judge’s 1) jail'g my lawyer 4 spurning her love & 2) den'g my recusal motion. Mdamus needed b4 trial 2morrow. R'fully, ProSe<br />Justice Mary Murphy, Fifth District Court of Appeals, Dallas<br />

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