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Court Rules Criminal Defendant’s Twitter Records, Including Tweets, Subject to Production

Court Rules Criminal Defendant’s Twitter Records, Including Tweets, Subject to Production

People v. Harris, No. 2011NY080152 (N.Y. Crim. Ct. 2012)

In a highly anticipated ruling, New York Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. has entered an order requiring Twitter Inc. to respond to a subpoena from the District Attorney’s Office and to produce both “non-content” and “content” information associated with the alleged account of criminal defendant Malcolm Harris.  Twitter had moved to quash the subpoena after being ordered to comply following the court’s determination that Mr. Harris lacked standing to quash the subpoena himself.

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