Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Welcome to #TwitterTuesday for the week. The news has been full of information about the new SCOTUS nominee and the legal challenges to President Trump's immigration executive order. Since state SGs play an important role in checking the president and preserving federalism, today we will feature a few state SGs to follow on Twitter:
Stuart Raphael (@sar3018) is currently serving as the fifth Solicitor General of the Commonwealth of Virginia under Attorney General Mark Herring (@MarkHerring). Raphael frequently tweets about his work, including the current controversy over President Trump’s executive orders.
Elbert Lin (@ElbertLin) is the West Virginia Solicitor General. Follow him for information relating to his appellate work for the Attorney General of West Virginia (@WestVirginiaAG) and news regarding courts and the law more generally.
In the neighboring Buckeye State, Eric Murphy serves as the Solicitor General for Ohio Attorney General (@OhioAG), Mike DeWine.
Carolyn Shapiro (@cshaplaw) just ended her stint as the Solicitor General of Illinois. Shapiro continues to teach at Chicago-Kent College of Law (@ChicagoKentLaw) and serves as co-director for the school’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the Unites States.