Judge Upholds Order For WikiLeaks Supporters' Info

Law360, New York (March 14, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Virginia on Friday rejected motions by three WikiLeaks supporters to reverse an earlier order granting government access to information from their Twitter accounts, the first public legal battle in U.S. attempts to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

A sealed Dec. 14 decision ordering Twitter to hand over the three users’ subscriber information to the government did not fall afoul of the 1986 Stored Communications Act, nor did it violate the users’ First and Fourth amendment rights, according to U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa...
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