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Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Posted on: February 18, 2011 1:00 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The country's most famous tree-killer, Harvey Updyke, may have to find himself a new lawyer. When Updyke was arrested for poisoning the trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner the court appointed him a lawyer, Phillip O. Tyler. Well, Tyler doesn't really want to handle the case and he's filed a motion to remove himself from it.

Why? Well, Tyler's current law firm represents Auburn, and he's a part-time professor at the school. He also lives in Auburn and is a fan, saying that he has "numerous personal and family ties to Auburn University."

Which would be what we in the business call a "conflict of interest." I can only imagine the type of defense a lawyer from Auburn would craft for an Alabama fan who may have destroyed Toomer's Corner. It would probably be something along the lines of standing in front of the jury and screaming "He did it! He killed the trees! I urge you to sentence him to death!"

Which would likely please the Auburn fan base, but it wouldn't reflect too kindly on the American judicial system.
Comments

Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: February 19, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

That is hilarious - it does look like brett favre in ten years



Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Updike should have just thrown a brick through his TV after Auburn's victory over Bama, instead of poisoning the Toomer Oak Trees.  Better yet, he should have just drunk the poison kool-aid that he poured all over Toomer's Corner; we would all be better off!!!



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Revisionist history

Roosevelt most certainly did want an excuse, any excuse, to enter the war against Nazi Germany, but was unable to break the isolationist sentiment in Congress.  When the Japanese joined the German-Italian Axis, Roosevelt began and escalated provocations which led directly to the sneak attack of Dec. 7, 1941.  Roosevelt was immensely gratified that the Declaration of War was against the Axis, not merely the Japanese.  Nearly all the war effort was in Europe early in WWII, with only holding tactics employed in the Pacific until the North Africa campaign and bombing of Germany were in full swing.  Some historians go so far as to maintain that Roosevelt also purposely left Pearl Harbor poorly defended until after the attack, baiting the Japanese to exploit that vulnerability.

Being newsworthy, apparently, has nothing to do with eliciting honest statements from the likes of moviking80.  
By the way, is Moe Viking related to Joe Packer?


El Cabayo
Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 7:01 pm
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Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

What I find funny is over the I've heard people from this region calling people from places like Vermont, California, Oregon etc. etc. liberal hippies and "tree huggers" as a way to be degrading. Like another poster said karma is a bytch let the damn thing rot.



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Not sure which is funnier - some of the posts on here or the irony of the posts commenting on the intelligence of others when they obviously missed the point.  Oh well, it's all good...



Since: Jun 10, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Sports, not Politics...lets keep it consistent



Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Toomers corner is under 24hr video surveilence..... this was even before the incident occured. 



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Yes it was funny Jefgg.  I wish more people felt like you so they would quit moving down here. 



Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Jefgg - That might be the funniest post I've ever read on here.  Had me laughing 10 seconds in.


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