Friday, April 27, 2012
Worst Appellate Petition Ever
No blog about courts and writing can ignore what is, to my recollection, the worst appellate petition I have ever skimmed: Warren Jeffs's petition for discretionary review to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (after he basically skipped Austin's Third Court of Appeals). Taking the claims of the brief at face value, an omniscient god would address a revelation to the proper court, and would otherwise be fluent. The Apostle Paul did better. Compare Acts 25:11b-12. An omnipotent god would just direct a whirlwind at the Powledge Unit, rather than directing a whirlwind judgment at the Judges of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Compare Acts 16:26. Thanks to Lindsey Whitehurst, polygamy blogger of the Salt Lake Tribune. Hey old guys, this is not an effective way to have sex with extremely young girls in Texas.