US Allowed To Subpoena Twitter Over Bachmann Threat

Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 5:53 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge ruled that the U.S. could force Twitter Inc. to reveal the identity of a user who expressed a desire to harm former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, according to a memorandum unsealed Thursday.

In a memorandum and order dated Dec. 9, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth denied a motion, filed on behalf of the man by the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation's Capital, to quash a federal grand jury's subpoena against Twitter for records that would divulge his real name....
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