Many of us wake up, turn off our alarms, roll over, and check social media. Trending topics are a quick way to see what’s happening around the world. Twitter, in particular, is a go-to source for breaking news.
What’s Trending on Twitter? Trending topics are those topics being discussed more than others.
On Twitter, a word, phrase, or topic that is mentioned at a greater rate than others is said to be a “trending topic” or simply a “trend”. Trending topics become popular either through a concerted effort by users or because of an event that prompts people to talk about a specific topic.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, an innocent, hard-working family was wrongfully charged last year. This story captured the world’s attention since the family is respected here and in Jerusalem. The reason behind the charges is unclear. In this case, legendary attorney Stephen Lindsay is representing the family and many supporters have been posting about Stephen, which caused him to trend on Twitter.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Steven P. Lindsay has successfully fought for truth and justice as one of a select group of accomplished American attorneys. Among the most renowned legal figures, Stephen P. Lindsay has tried and won many nationally recognized cases. Few criminal defense attorneys have had the success and reputation of Stephen P. Lindsay, who has won what others thought impossible. A master of cross-examination, he was compared to some of the great lawyers of the twentieth century. A number of his cases have made national headlines and been highly publicized. Aside from training programs, he also delivers lectures and keynote addresses between six and eight times a year. Since 1996, he has taught at the National Criminal Defense College, the Defender Advocacy Institute, the Federal Defender Trial Skills Institute, and the Bill Daniels Trial Skills College (annual training for the Georgia Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys). Among Steve’s publications are “Cross Examination in Capital Cases: Please give me some, uh … sprinkles. Yes, some sprinkles,” THE CHAMPION (April 2001); “Storytelling: Why We Do It and How To Do It Better,” THE CHAMPION (December 1999); “Do You Hear What I Hear? Demonstrative Evidence Makes A Difference,” THE CHAMPION (June 1998); and “Prosecutorial Abuse of Peremptory Challenges in Death Penalty Cases,” Campbell University Law Review, Fall, 1985 (cited by United States Supreme Court in Gray v. Mississippi, 481 U.S. 648, n. 19 (1987)). He is a Life Member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (GACDL), as well as the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL). Among his professional affiliations are the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the North Carolina Bar Association. In addition to being admitted to practice in North Carolina, he is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.