Feb 242012
 February 24, 2012  Posted by  Court, Online

Yet another Twitter subpoena to unmask an anonymous tweeter.  Once again Twitter notified the user of the subpoena to give him a chance to file a motion to quash.  News coverage here and here.

Kudos to Judge Lamberth for allowing the Twitter user to file the motion to quash anonymously, despite how distasteful his tweets were.  The judge denied the motion to quash on the basis that any threat against a presidential candidate has to be investigated/taken seriously.  The judge notes, however, that he doubts the investigation would result in an indictment as the speech does not appear to pose a credible threat even if the language of at least one tweet is a prima facie threat.

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