Order Seeking WikiLeaks Associates’ Twitter Data OK'd

Law360, New York (November 10, 2011, 6:20 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge on Thursday backed the issuance of an order directing Twitter Inc. to hand over information to the government regarding the accounts of three people associated with WikiLeaks, despite their protestations that the order violated their First and Fourth amendment rights.

In a 60-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady refused to vacate the court order, which authorized the federal government to obtain the three individuals' electronic records — including direct messages and IP addresses — collected from their Twitter accounts. The three...
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