Pro-Trump attorney L. Lin Wood filed a bizarre motion with the U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday to bolster Texas’s efforts at overturning the 2020 election results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin.
The 57-page document was immediately ridiculed online after legal observers noticed on the third page of the filing (which is the second numbered page), that the conservative attorney misspelled his own name, notes Law&Crime.
The passage in question reads: “WHEREFORE, Amici Curiae, L. Lin Woods, Jr. respectfully request leave to file the attached brief/writ of certiorari of Amici Curiae.”
“While Wood managed to spell his name correctly on several additional occasions throughout the document, attorneys were still flabbergasted at the oversight in such a high-profile legal filing–much less a filing to the nation’s high court–where certain standards of professionalism, or at least basic typography, are typically expected,” Law&Crime notes.
Attorney Mike Dunford mocked the mishap on Twitter:
So L Lin Wood (the first 'L' is for 'lunatic') has filed something in the Texas v Biden Voting States case – thing is, I'm not totally sure what it is. It's labeled as an amicus, but, well – look:https://t.co/VhVmHb5GBW pic.twitter.com/zZRWNeuBzf
— Mike Dunford (@questauthority) December 11, 2020
“This … I had not considered this as a mistake one could make,” tweeted Fifth Circuit-focused appellate attorney Raffi Melkonian.
“Typos are part of his brand too apparently,” added Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Jonathan H. Adler.
Twitter users also mocked Wood’s “ignoration day” mishap contained in the appeal of his Georgia case to the U.S> Supreme Court:
And definitely before 'Ignoration Day'. pic.twitter.com/L9b22cJ2kX
— Just waiting for the next GA election (@sharonmz) December 11, 2020