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Scotus140: Supreme Court Twitter competition



As part of a charity effort for the Connecticut bar foundation, Daniel Schwartz has invited Twitter users to summarize a single Supreme Court case of their choice in a single Tweet, that is, in 140 characters or less. Some of the more amusing results:

@gideonstrumpet Gideon v. Wainwright: helping poor people get convicted WITH the assistance of counsel since 1963.

@GoldnI Brown v. Board of Ed: "Hey Eisenhower, just kidding about the conservative thing. Love, Earl Warren."

@conlawgeek Gonzales v. Raich: "Dude, but I have a valid prescription for... uh... medical... uh... what were we talking about?"

@Popehat Lawrence v. Texas: "....not that there's anything wrong with that."

@ThirdTierAmie Buck v. Bell: You're dumb, your mama's dumb, even your mama's mama is dumb! Three generations of imbeciles are enough!

@AdamBonin Pleasant Grove City v Summum: Put up your wacky religious monument in your own damn park, freaks.

@david_m_wagner Wickard v. Filburn: Wheat. Wheat. The Constitution's dead, they're talkin' about wheat.

@coolasmcqueen U.S. v. Nixon: We have the privilege of informing you that you ARE a crook

My own contribution:

@walterolson Bates v. State Bar of Ariz.: OK guys, go ahead and advertise for clients. Might boost our traffic down the road.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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