On This Day: Midkiff SCOTUS Arguments, Tweeted
by Robert Thomas, InverseCondemnation, March 27, 2018
We always were glad biology prevented us from hearing what others were thinking. Because if we were able to know what people really thought, we might not like each other very much.
Well, the internet -- Twitter in particular -- has broken through the biology and given us that opportunity, all in 160+ characters. The crazy is strong with this one.
But you can learn stuff on Twitter. Stuff like the author of the Con Law treatise you used in law school is kinda ... out there, for example.
But despite Twitter's notoriously low signal-to-noise ratio, Sheldon Gilbert, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, is someone you really should follow on Twitter. Sheldon's tweets with the hashtag #courtinghistory are gems which make wading into the Twitter swamp worthwhile. In a series of tweets, he walks through some of the most important and interesting Supreme Court cases, focusing on the background, the parties, the arguments, and the decision.
Today, the 34th anniversary of the SCOTUS oral arguments in Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff, 467 U.S. 229 (1984), Sheldon focuses on that case. He starts out with this tweet:
Here's the remainder of his tweets on Midkiff. Follow along and learn.