English Courts Embrace Twitter, @judge Already Gone

It is not an institution known for embracing change–it took over a thousand years to be officially recognized as a fully independent branch of the government, but the British justice system has finally embraced Twitter.

The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the splendidly named Lord Judge, [Monday] issued guidance on “The use of live text-based forms of communication (including Twitter) from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting”.

Unfortunately for him, @judge has already gone.

What the title lacks in snappiness, it makes up for in its potentially revolutionary impact.

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