Texas Justice Don Willett Tweets His Way Into History

Law360, Dallas (August 21, 2015, 8:44 PM EDT) -- In the historic conference room at the Texas Supreme Court, overlooking the state capitol, Justice Don Willett is scrolling through Twitter on an iPhone clad in a case that bears a cartoonish avatar of his visage — a gift from his outgoing law clerks.

As a judge, Justice Willett considers himself perfectly suited for "monastic, cloistered" appellate work, happily diving into statistics about the court's patterns of judicial voting at a moment's notice. But on Twitter, you're more likely to see him praising the merits of Blue Bell ice cream or brisket — his "spirit animal" — or weighing in on...

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