ABC News Attacks Potential SCOTUS Nominee Don Willett for Being Too Funny
The Supreme Court hysteria has died down a little bit due to the looming holiday (see Michael Moore: I’ll ‘Find Ways’ To Stop Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination and Sen. Kamala Harris: Trumps SCOTUS Pick will DESTROY THE CONSTITUTION). Or the media has moved on the ripping apart any potential SCOTUS nominee. Up first is Judge Don Willett.
Willett became popular on the right as a Texas Supreme Court justice through his Twitter account. He basically used it to tell dad jokes. According to ABC News, this may be problematic.
Legal scholars say there’s no legal provision prohibiting Supreme Court justices from sharing their opinions online or in speeches. The Supreme Court has maintained that the strict code of conduct that applies to lower court judges does not apply to them, but that doesn’t mean that the legal community looks favorably on justices making public comments.
These are the tweets that were featured:
People of Earth— In 2018, @JusticeWillett will never: ☐ give you up ☐ let you down ☐ run around ☐ desert you ☐ ma… https://t.co/6xaESzLylz— Judge Don Willett (@Judge Don Willett) 1514781971.0
11YO—Daddy, why do politicians talk about Eminem's domain? ME—That's eminent domain. 11YO—Huh? ME—Sorry, you onl… https://t.co/g6ojF7IEp8— Judge Don Willett (@Judge Don Willett) 1514746202.0
My three favorite chocolates—pawsitively: 🐶 dark 🐶 white 🐶 milk https://t.co/eiMVPJDa1a— Judge Don Willett (@Judge Don Willett) 1514679506.0
When you're tired of cornbread shaped like Colorado and Wyoming. https://t.co/C8Owilw8Ok— Judge Don Willett (@Judge Don Willett) 1514604972.0
Obviously judging by these examples, Willett would be a menace on the Supreme Court. Making it criminal to be a woman. Forcing them into back-alley cornbreads. Making people choose which puppy makes better snuggles.
Bu-bu-but wait! Here's how this article was concluded:
Willett hasn’t tweeted since joining the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals at the beginning of this year...
THAT NEGATES THE ENTIRE PREMISE OF YOUR ARTICLE.
Don Willett hasn't tweeted since being appointed to a federal bench. I can't imagine he would decide to go back to it if appointed on the Supreme Court. But if he did, his Twitter account would be the only reason to be on Twitter.
But the point of this asinine article to which we're referring: there should be no concern about Willett's public opinions if he has stopped making public opinions.
Unless of course, you are a big stupid idiot in desperate for anything to attack a potential Trump nominee.