Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Attorney Employed At Appellate Court Admonished For Tweeting Oral Argument

The ABA Journal has scooped us and has a post on a disciplinary decision from the Supreme Court of Kansas.

The case may be a first, as the attorney was informally admonished for tweeting on her personal twitter account.

The tweets involved the Supreme Court oral argument in the bar disciplinary case against former Attorney General Phill Kline. The attorney was admitted in  2010 and worked in the office of a State Supreme Court judge who was not on the Kline panel.

She listened to the oral argument on her office computer and tweeted during the hearing. The tweets are recited in the court's decision.

While the attorney did not "associate the tweets in any way with her job... [a]t least some of her followers on Twitter were aware that she was employed by the appellate courts."

Huffpost Politics reported that the attorney was fired for the tweets. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2014/01/attorney-employed-at-appellate-court-admonished-for-tweeting-oral-argument.html

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