UK Supreme Court OK's Live Tweeting

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The UK Supreme Court will allow journalists to post messages on Twitter and other microblogging sites from hearings. (Credit: Twitter)

The UK Supreme Court will permit live tweeting during court sessions, The Guardian reported.

“Supreme court justices are ‘content’ for journalists, members of the public and legal teams to use ‘live text-based communications’ to let the outside world know what is happening in the courtroom.  Consent was given because cases before the court do not involve interaction with witnesses or jurors.”

The live tweeting approval isn’t absolute, though.  There are a few exceptions including certain family cases.

Communications permitted include e-mail, microblogging, and Twitter, the BBC noted.  TechRadar explained that the Supreme Court “rarely calls for confidentiality.”  Further, live tweeting “was first allowed in December” during the appeal hearing for Julian Assange.

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