Monday, February 7, 2011

Twits Can Tweet in English High Court

The Badge of the Supreme Court of the United K...Image via WikipediaMicroblogging, Email and live-tweeting are permissible in courtrooms with some exceptions, England's Supreme Court has ruled, according to The Guardian.

The policy is less a case of the U.K. Supreme Court being plugged-in, than it is the justices not being concerned about the outside world learning about courtroom doings that do not interfere with witnesses or jurors. The appeal involving Wikileaks founder Julian Assange last December was the first instance in which the high court permitted live-tweeting of the proceedings.

Live tweeting will not be allowed in certain family law matters, among other exceptions.

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