Last week, I made a very big list (subscribe here) of thirty Twitter accounts that every lawyer, legal professional, and law student should follow. Topics include the Supreme Court, legal news, law and technology, humor, and general blawging. I also promised that twenty more would follow, once I heard from the Tweeps. (Twopulace? Twopulation? Twyers?)
The rules for the list remain the same: no multiples from the same company, unless they are have distinct identities and voices. General topics get the nod over specialty handles.
Part I of the list was the collective and subjective opinions of a few cubicle-dwellers here in Sunnyvale. For Part II, I wanted to hear from you. Here are the user-submitted suggestions!
Fun With SCOTUS
Holy hell, this is hilarious. Do ridiculous overhyped titles make you want to kick bloggers in the face? This very new Twitter account is a parody of that. A recent example: "He cooked some meth. He shot the sheriff. His doctor says he didn't do it. You won't believe why. [Kansas v. Cheever]"
Supreme Court trivia, with an emphasis on historical places and people.
Ever wondered how many laughs SCOTUS judges get during oral arguments? Neither did I, but for some reason, I'm intrigued. He's also a law professor.
He's a University of Chicago Law professor, an author, a former Volokh Conspirator, and fantastic blogger.
He's a professor, writes for The Atlantic, and ... follows the Bachelor? Not sure about that last part.
A law professor and author recommended by a reader, he apparently thinks that the Supreme Court is not a court. I'm intrigued. Where's my library card?
Blawging legend. He tweets his own posts. He'd be more fun to follow if he was more conversational, but worth the follow for updates on his blogging.
A huge name in the Blawgosphere, the professor, author, and Harlan Institute/Fantasy SCOTUS founder should've been on the first Big List. Definitely my bad.
Election law is huge right now (think Voting Rights Act, Citizens United, voter ID laws, PACs, etc.). He's one of the bigger authorities in the field.
Do judges tweet? Apparently so, and this Georgia Court of Appeals Judge is destroying my stereotypes of the men (and women) in black robes.
A Texas Supreme Court judge on Twitter? And he's apparently a former drummer and rodeo bull rider? What happened to boring, stodgy, humorless judges? Are they all this hilarious?
Legal News and Information
Appellate attorney, author of the How Appealing blog, and a fantastic source of legal news, especially appellate news.
A former classmate, a future professor, and HRC Atlanta Political Co-Chair, Anthony is my go-to source for anything related to marriage equality, especially since he worked on legislative efforts in New Jersey and other states.
I face-palmed when I realized she wasn't on the list. She tweets about SCOTUS and federal appellate courts and is an NLJ columnist.
JD Supra is one of the bigger legal news sites. They have a lot of specialized Twitter feeds. We chose the most general variant.
Claims to be the oldest law blog. I believe it. The litigation-focused blog's editor also writes for the Cato Institute, so you'll occasionally see libertarian think tank pieces mixed in.
The Blog of Legal Times is a great news-based blog (with a recent makeover) and Twitter feed.
News stories, blogs, and tweets relevant to black lawyers (and really, all lawyers).
Hollywood meets law. Should've guessed that one of my favorite blogs was also on Twitter.
A Trademark, Copyright, and Music Law attorney, her feed is a great mix of law and the entertainment industry.
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