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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.
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Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Does anyone think that they should cut the tree down before it dies, and build some sort of memorial/place to celebrate?  Essentially, they'd be building a memorial for a tree, and they'd be actually building it OUT of the tree itself.  Thoughts?



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Yea most people don't realize it takes about two full terms for you to see what impact has occured via politics.



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Have you ever seen any of the old Monty Python comedy shows, moviking80?  You are a lot like the knight in one of their episodes who keeps on fighting and lobbing insults at his opponent even after all of his limbs have been severed in the combat.  I've been told that when certain people like yourself continually walk head first into walls, after a while the pain dulls and they really don't feel too bad the next few times they do it.  So for that unique and curious talent, moviking80, I salute you.    



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

What proof do they have aginst him?  I know he said htat stuff on the radio, but that could be easily explained away.  What actual (physical or eyewitness) proof is there?



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

the south will rise again!!



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

jefgg-Your post was funny as hell-and you will get some hate responses just wait.
However there is nothing wrong with Pabst Blue Ribbon or PBR most call it-good cheap beer-drank that shit all through highschool and even into college.


Jefgg
Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:10 pm
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Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

The "great recession" was caused by Bill Clinton. He was the one who loosened restrictions on home loans which triggered the housing bubble and eventual bust.



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Well the guy already said on the radio that he did it... so I don't know how innocent you are if you've already proclaimed your guilt.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Harvey Updyke's lawyer wants off the case

Remember that this guy is 'innocent until proven guilty' when referring to him as a 'tree killer'.  He'll have his day in court and his chances don't look too good.  I could care less about either program or the trees, but he'll have the chance to defend himself.


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