I like Rudy, I think he's a great character, very personable guy, but please please please do not have him do the appellate argument. He just is not an appellate lawyer.
I'd do worse than Rudy. OK not really, but ideally they would get a Kathleen Sullivan type. (Not that she'd take the rep, but if she did, jeez, game over.)

I would do a bunch of E before the argument so I could match his flop sweat.

This is just really funny to think about. Dosing a lawyer who is going before a federal appeals panel with e then watching and giggling from the remote viewing room, I mean.
There are drugs you can take to control excessive sweating for media appearances, you know.

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