My winner for the understatement of the year award for this term of the CCA: "there seems to be some confusion among the courts of appeals as to how to weigh the evidence of the defendant's guilt in a harm analysis". Motilla, 6/26/02. I don't know how much difference this opinion will make in outcomes, but it can't hurt (the state).
Best conclusion for an opinion: "We have painstakingly reviewed the record, the briefs, and the arguments ably presented by counsel. For aught that appears, the appellant was fairly tried, justly convicted, and lawfully sentenced."
Here's my vote for the best line in an opinion --so good, that it's been repeated in 2 concurring opinions:
"Here we go raising the price of dildos again. Since this appears to be the law in Texas I must concur."
J. Curtiss Brown (Regalado v. State, 872 SW2d 7),
It was quoted again by J. Bea Ann Smith in Webber v. State, 21 SW3d 726.
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