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    Originally posted by "The Mind Of Spinoza"
    Originally posted by "FundamentalPrecepts"
    I just remembered that I have this case on my computer, so I looked it up.

    The key language was the word "or," as I recall. I remember in one round (maybe vs. Central in DM), I got to have some fun and tell the judge that opposing counsel was mischaracterizing the caselaw by leaving out the all-important words "while intoxicated or" when she objected and explained her argument.
    You know, I remember facing that exact same Central team that tournament when they called a plaintiff Harper. I remember telling the attorney who was crossing Harper for the first time ever (God, I should have done that one myself) to object to that very thing. I remember sitting at one of those crappy splintering tables in the Drake rooms flipping out when she kept her ass in her chair the whole time...

    DrCornelius, quotequeen, and others can back me up on how much I wanted to kill things.

    Although, then again, it was the last time I ever had to hear the greatest theme *ever* - "The plaintiff's case is full of mistakes." Oy.
    Yeah, that was a weird year in DM. There was a group of midwestern teams (Central, St. John's/St. Ben's, UC, maybe Mac, and perhaps Marquette) that just kept hitting each other. Quite the geographical isolation... our only non-midwest opponent was Weber State, with their lesbian Erin Harper.

    Against Central, I got to preempt their theme in my plaintiff's closing... "red flags" became "red herrings." It was especially sweet because a) the judge didn't allow any recesses in the trial and b) their defense case was clearly geared to rebut Brun and not Stanfield, who we called. Very little adaptation entails very fun closings, though Toby Heytens (sp?) was far less impressed than the woman who had been practicing for 40 years.
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    Strange draws/lineups

    I remember in Des Moines during the Harmon case we hit BOTH UCLAs, Weber St, and Stanford. It was a wonderful run through the Western United States, and all were excellent, competitive teams.
    Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground.

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    • #3
      Strange draws/lineups

      this wasn't at des moines, but memorable nonetheless: two years ago, at the Northwestern invite, we hit 3 (!) Northwestern teams and also Iowa.

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      • #4
        Strange draws/lineups

        Originally posted by "FundamentalPrecepts"
        Yeah, that was a weird year in DM. There was a group of midwestern teams (Central, St. John's/St. Ben's, UC, maybe Mac, and perhaps Marquette) that just kept hitting each other. Quite the geographical isolation... our only non-midwest opponent was Weber State, with their lesbian Erin Harper.

        Against Central, I got to preempt their theme in my plaintiff's closing... "red flags" became "red herrings." It was especially sweet because a) the judge didn't allow any recesses in the trial and b) their defense case was clearly geared to rebut Brun and not Stanfield, who we called. Very little adaptation entails very fun closings, though Toby Heytens (sp?) was far less impressed than the woman who had been practicing for 40 years.
        I remember that draw! That was bizarre - we drew 2 Mac's (including a lovely shellacking by Laura's team, after which she and I wandered around the courthouse for what seemed like an hour trying to find the bloody tab room), Central, and SJ/SB. That was weird...

        God I hated that Red Flags theme, we saw it at Loras. But then again, our plaintiff theme was "Signs are all around us". I'm still embarrassed about this three years later.
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        • #5
          Strange draws/lineups

          Along this same line on strange draws, I remember during my sophomore year (State v. Harmon), ND 926 hit Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Michigan State, and Western Michigan. I remember after hitting UM, EMU, and MSU in rounds 1-3, we joked that we should face WMU to finish it off - then it happened.
          "Who do these people think they are coming on my perjuries and asking

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          • #6
            Strange draws/lineups

            All four years of my undergraduate mocking I hit Florida A&M in the 1st round at regionals in tallahassee.
            It's all about the U.

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            • #7
              Strange draws/lineups

              At CUBAIT this past year, NYU 565 played Columbia 517, 515, and 514. NYU 564 played 516. When they meant "do you want to play at Columbia this year?" they really meant "do you want to come play Columbia?" lol.
              Reloading...one ballot at a time.

              Least we're the Fighting Violets and

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              • #8
                Strange draws/lineups

                My team hit Tennessee at almost every tournament which we both participated in. Hit 2 in a row at regionals 1 year, hit 1 the next year at MTSU and at regionals, hit 1 at nationals this year.

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                • #9
                  Re: Strange draws/lineups

                  We hit South Carolina Upstate in the first round of a tournament in our home state, and again in the first round of one in their home state.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Strange draws/lineups

                    In my three years of competing in AMTA every tournament I go to, if UCLA is there. My team hits one of their teams(the most usual suspect is 965). Always a great round, thus substantiating my love for their program :inlove:

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                    • #11
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                      [quote author=RaneofDeath link=topic=3198.msg164481#msg164481 date=1205258537]
                      In my three years of competing in AMTA every tournament I go to, if UCLA is there. My team hits one of their teams(the most usual suspect is 965). Always a great round, thus substantiating my love for their program :inlove:
                      [/quote]


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                      • #12
                        Re: Strange draws/lineups

                        I'm not seeing the resemblance of the bruin and wildcat respectively :P

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                        • #13
                          Re: Strange draws/lineups

                          Okay everyone, picture this:

                          1st Round at Hatting Invitational, just two weeks before regionals:

                          Morris 444 (P) vs. UW-Superior B (D)

                          4th Round at Hatting Invitational:

                          Morris 444 (P) vs. Carleton A (D)

                          ________________

                          1st Round of Regions:

                          Morris 444 (P) vs. UW-Superior B (D)

                          4th Round of Regions:

                          Morris 444 (P) vs. Carleton A (D)



                          :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:


                          As prosecution at two consecutive tournaments, we faced the exact same teams in the exact same rounds with the exact same witness lineups.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Strange draws/lineups

                            This happened for us:

                            Wellsley (X) v Tufts 844 Round 3 at Yale Regional

                            Wellsley (X) v Tufts Round 2 at Ohio Nationals

                            About two weeks between them. We actually had a different witness lineup, though.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Strange draws/lineups

                              Different lineups and different judge, I bet. ;-)

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