Judge Orders Twitter to Release Protester’s Messages

E-Mail from John Royal of the National Lawyers Guild - Detroit Branch.


New York Criminal Judge who ruled that Twitter messages are public messages, and Twitter is required to turn them over to prosecutors upon request.   The case arises from a subpoena for an Occupy Wall Street activist who was arrested for Disorderly Conduct while crossing the Brooklyn Bridge during a protest last October.  See NYTimes article below.  John Royal

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