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Twitter: judge approves micro-blogging from court

Tweets and text messages can be sent from courtrooms after the country's most senior judge approved the use of digital communication technology.

Reporters, bloggers and members of the public will even be able to sit in courts and surf the internet on their laptops for the first time – so long as they are quiet.

Lord Judge, the Lord Chief Justice, issued guidance allowing modern technology in the country's courts despite concerns that it could put some criminal trials at risk.

But despite his consent, use of Twitter and other digital technology will still require the approval of the relevant judge in each case.

They will reserve the right to refuse if there are concerns over justice and a fair trial.

Judge Howard Riddle said it could go ahead, provided it was "quiet and doesn't disturb anything", but a judge hearing the appeal three days later refused a similar request.

Photography and sound recording of cases is still banned but the guidance is the most significant change in how court cases can be reported since the Contempt of Court Act 1981.

"Subject to this consideration, the use of an unobtrusive, hand-held, virtually silent piece of modern equipment for the purposes of simultaneous reporting of proceedings to the outside world as they unfold in court is generally unlikely to interfere with the proper administration of justice."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/8213933/Twitter-judge-approves-micro-blogging-from-court.html

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man might jus go into one just so i can jam on vip2 in there n tell man how the trial is goin

do u have to book these?

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if it's not a family case, or otherwise concerning the welfare of a child, anyone can go to any court case, they are fully open to the public

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