British Justice Allows Journalists to Tweet, E-mail in Court

Journalists can now post live updates on Twitter Inc. social-networking service from within U.K. courtrooms, allowing news organizations to provide immediate information about ongoing court proceedings such as last week's bail request by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Igor Judge, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, said in a guidance document that "live text-based communications" such as mobile e-mail and social media can be used by reporters during hearings.