For a period of a bit over an hour on Thursday, Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw legal research service went down. Thomson Reuters confirmed to LTN that the system was down for a bit during the day, though it didn’t provide additional details.

But that didn’t stop lawyers on Twitter from doing what people on Twitter do best: poking fun at the situation. When given some unexpected free time on their hands, the Twitterati responded with the beginning of the lawpocolypse, some Supreme Court trolling, and a few legal research industry jabs. Here’s a few of our favorites.

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