Judge: DA can get some of NYC protester's tweetsTwitter has been ordered to give a New York City judge almost three months' worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has been ordered to give a New York City judge almost three months' worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets. The company tried to fight prosecutors' demand for the messages.
But a Manhattan judge also ruled Monday that prosecutors would need a search warrant — not just a subpoena — to get the final day's worth of tweets they seek from Malcolm Harris. That's because of a timeframe set by federal law.
Prosecutors say the messages could show whether Harris was aware of police orders he's charged with disregarding.
Twitter Inc. went to court after the judge denied Harris' own bid to challenge the subpoena earlier this year.
The judge says he will review the material and provide relevant parts to prosecutors.