And inevitably, the answer was something like "No, your honors, but I'm trying to tell you how this all went so wrong" /3
So, I know most #Appellatetwitter folks would never do this. But I still think there's a lesson here. /4
"Your honor, my client should have gotten X, and let me tell y'all, she's a good lady, and she's got the trainin' , and can you believe the district judge held X, and of course I didn't think it was worth appealing to Your Honors but that's the long and short of it."