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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)

Twinkie Defense: Not Technically Illegal – Day 245

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 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…

The Twinkie Defense: Hostess Given More Time in Bankruptcy Fight with Seattle Teamster Fund - The Daily Weekly via Seattleweekly.com

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