You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Actually, you catch the most flies with shit. But the legalistic equivalent of shit didn't do much for Paul Hupp. The plaintiff, who literally made a federal case of a bankruptcy suit stemming from unpaid student debts, referred to the judges adjudicating the matter as “ass clowns” and “cock suckers.” This went about as well as you'd think it would.
Here's a manner of legal writing we hadn't encountered before Hupp's stinging missive to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals:
Plaintiff has news for these slime ball, piece of shit, ass clown judges (Bowie, Canby, Thomas and Fletcher-this means you) that think they are going to rig the system and railroad the poor and innocent … that is simply not going to happen in this case. You cock suckers are now on notice. The facts of this case are going to come out one way or the other. Remember that, bitches.