Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Litigation Twitter Accounts? Hobby Lobby Says "Yes"

Yesterday, I came across the Twitter account for @HobbyLobbyCase (as I type this, Google Blogger politely nudges me that it is also a Google Plus account +Hobby Lobby Case ). I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I find this fascinating.

As my readers may recall from past entries, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Obamacare contraception mandate from Hobby Lobby, a closely held corporation. The case will test the religious freedoms of such corporations against the mandates of the ACA. Oral arguments are today.

The case's Twitter account appears to be managed by Hobby Lobby itself. What kinds of things do they post? Well, this infographic is a good example:

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I'm guessing we'll see a lot of websites, twitter accounts, and facebook pages for some big cases that generate a lot of public interest. Is it right for all cases? Probably not. It's an interesting concept though.

I've been following Hobby Lobby (and the various contraceptive mandate cases) for awhile now. So, I'll keep you posted as this thing unfolds.

Do you have any other examples of a party using social media in connection with strategic litigation? Drop a comment!