Twinkie defense is a derisive label for an improbable legal defense. Coined during the Dan White trial, the defense claimed that he suffered diminished capacity as a result of his depression. His change in diet from healthy food to Twinkies was said to be a symptom of depression. Contrary to common belief, White's attorneys didn't argue that the Twinkies were the cause of White's actions, but that their consumption was symptomatic of his depression. White was convicted of voluntary…

Twinkie defense is a derisive label for an improbable legal defense. Coined during the Dan White trial, the defense claimed that he suffered diminished capacity as a result of his depression. His change in diet from healthy food to Twinkies was said to be a symptom of depression. Contrary to common belief, White's attorneys didn't argue that the Twinkies were the cause of White's actions, but that their consumption was symptomatic of his depression. White was convicted of voluntary…

My Twinkie Defense (Featuring "Will the Real Twinkie Please Stand Up?" Quiz)

My Twinkie Defense (Featuring "Will the Real Twinkie Please Stand Up?" Quiz) (A Cake Bakes in Brooklyn)

My Twinkie Defense (Featuring "Will the Real Twinkie Please Stand Up?" Quiz)

Myth of the 'Twinkie defense' The verdict in the Dan White case wasn't based on his ingestion of junk food.

Myth of the 'Twinkie defense' The verdict in the Dan White case wasn't based on his ingestion of junk food.

November 27, 1978: San Francisco Mayor Gunned Down, or a Tale of the Twinkie Defense - http://www.crackedhistory.com/november-27-1978-san-francisco-mayor-gunned-tale-twinkie-defense/ - #Crackedhistory #top10

November 27, 1978: San Francisco Mayor Gunned Down, or a Tale of the Twinkie Defense - http://www.crackedhistory.com/november-27-1978-san-francisco-mayor-gunned-tale-twinkie-defense/ - #Crackedhistory #top10

RIGHTING THE WRONGS: The "Twinkie Defense"

RIGHTING THE WRONGS: The "Twinkie Defense"

Lawyers for a group of Florida psychics accused of fraud have enlisted the First Amendment's free exercise clause in their defense. The group is a family of gypsies headed by Rose Marks.

Lawyers for a group of Florida psychics accused of fraud have enlisted the First Amendment's free exercise clause in their defense. The group is a family of gypsies headed by Rose Marks.

Twinkie Defense: Not Technically Illegal – Day 243

Twinkie Defense: Not Technically Illegal – Day 243

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