SCOTUSblog has become the go-to place for lightning fast, accessible information on the Supreme Court decisions. For court wonks, its the authoritative source of what’s happening inside the Supreme Court nearly in real time, particularly on days where big decisions are handed down.
The blog had a bit of fun Monday, the final day of the court term, by responding to all its trolls on Twitter. After an intense day of decision analysis, SCOTUSblog lets loose on all those in the Twitterverse who’ve got their handles confused, and think the folks behind @SCOTUSblog are actually the robe-clad justices themselves (as if anyone could impersonate the notorious RBG and get away with it).
“Running of the trolls” references the traditional “running of the interns” that happens on big decision days. Media outlets send their interns into the court, sometimes wearing running shoes for the occasion, with the task of sprinting out as fast as possible to deliver the court opinions to the television anchors.
Monday’s decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt was particularly prime for internet trolls, as it was the first major abortion ruling in nine years. The court ruled that restrictions imposed by Texas on abortion clinics were unconstitutional because they placed an undue burden on women seeking an abortion.
Here are some of SCOTUSblog’s best nerdy tweets: