Feb 152011
 February 15, 2011  Posted by  Court, Online

Dana Hedgpeth reports:

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday said she would consider an order that the social networking site Twitter must turn over three clients’ personal information as part of the government’s criminal investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Half a dozen lawyers for the three Twitter customers — including Assange — argued that their clients’ information is protected by the First Amendment.

The government has requested personal Twitter information for Assange, Bradley Manning — the Army private who is suspected of supplying classified material to WikiLeaks — Birgitta Jonsdottir, a former WikiLeaks activits (sic) who is also a member of Iceland’s parliament, and computer programmers Rop Gonggrijp, a Dutch citizen, and Jacob Appelbaum, an American.

Read more in the Washington Post.

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