Justice Don Willett, dubbed the Texas “Tweeter Laureate,” could not escape that title Wednesday in a Senate hearing on his nomination to a powerful federal appeals court.
President Donald Trump nominated Willett in September, along with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner James Ho, to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Willett has served on the Supreme Court of Texas since 2005, and his presence on social media has made him a semi-celebrity in legal circles. He largely stopped tweeting after his nomination, but his Twitter use was the subject of one of the first questions he faced.
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