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Posts Tagged ‘Trial’

Kuwaiti Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Jail Because Of Mohammad Tweets

A 26-year-old Kuwaiti man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for tweeting insults about the Prophet Mohammad and Saudi Arabia and Bahrain rulers.
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Man Convicted Of Sending “Menacing” Tweet Gets Appeal Hearing

In one of the more bizarre legal cases involving Twitter to date, English citizen Paul Chambers is getting a second chance to appeal his conviction over a “joke” tweet.
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Twitter Loses Patent Ruling, May Have To Go To Trial

Twitter may have to go to trial to defend itself against a patent lawsuit claiming that they infringed upon an idea for an online system for following famous people, if they can’t work something out behind closed doors in the coming week.
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Jury Duty Screening Consists Of A Questionnaire – And Now Your Tweets, Too

Jury duty isn’t everyone’s favorite pastime, but unfortunately it’s going to become a lot more complicated. Lawyers are now checking the Twitter, Facebook and other social network accounts of potential jurors, to get a feel for their opinions and any comments they may have made on high-profile cases.
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Tweets To Be Used As Evidence In Trial Against Former Ukrainian Prime Minister

The former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has fully embraced the power of Twitter in politics – much to the chagrin the judge who is presiding over her trial for abuses of power and corruption.
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Two Kuwaiti Citizens To Stand Trial For Their Tweets

Two Kuwaiti men will be put on trial for negative tweets they made about ruling families in the region.
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Twitter Rejected by Judge as a Means to “Live Broadcast” Trial Verdict and Sentence

A UK judge rejected a newspaper’s application to use Twitter to “live broadcast” the verdict and sentences in the case of two men charged with helping gunman Raoul Moat, a notorious murderer from Newcastle who died last year after a police manhunt and the ensuing standoff ended in his suicide.
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Twitter WikiLeaks Trial Goes Before Judge

Today, a judge heard arguments from six lawyers against sharing private information on Twitter with the US government. The issue of whether or not the US government had the right to access information – including IP addresses, phone numbers and private messages – from the Twitter accounts of individuals suspected of associating with WikiLeaks has wide implications for online privacy.
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Twitter Used as Defense in Death Penalty Appeal

Twitter is being singled out in the courtroom as a possible disturbance, causing a murder trial to become a media “circus”. The defense of a man convicted of killing a mother and her two daughters is appealing his conviction on the grounds that Twitter, among other things, prevented the judge from ruling fairly.
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