Corbett v. Twitter

Corbett v. Twitter

STATUS: Dropped

Pennsylvania prosecutors sought a grand jury subpoena to Twitter, demanding the identity of two account holders , allegedly because they criticized the state attorney general. They said the identity of the Twitterers mattered if one was a defendant in a political corruption investigation, because it would show the defendant had a bad attitude that should earn him a higher sentence. According toa spokesman, the grand jury subpoena was dropped on May 21, 2010.

The two Twitterers, CasablancaPA and bfBarbie both received an e-mail from Twitter on Tuesday saying the company would respond tot he subpoena in a week 'unless we receive notice from you that a motion to quash the subpoena has been filed or that this matter is otherwise resolved."

Links and court documents
Subpoena (May 6, 2010)
Pennsylvania AG Dropping Twitter Subpoena, Wired, May 21, 2010
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tries to Unmask Twitter Critics, Wired, May 19, 2010

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