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Sadly, as the Supreme Court has no official Twitter account, many people have assumed that @SCOTUSblog is where they should tweet their anger regarding Supreme Court decisions.
And after Monday's controversial ruling on the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, poor @SCOTUSblog got a ton of unhappy tweets from people who assumed they were the official social media organ of the Supreme Court.
So @SCOTUSblog decided to do the only rational thing in an unfortunate situation of this sort...reply to a bunch of the angry tweets with cheeky comments.
And they did it A WHOLE BUNCH.
Way to make the best of a bad situation, @SCOTUSblog!
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