Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett Sends Subpoena To Twitter

Posted May 19, 2010

Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has sent a subpoena to Twitter. Corbett is asking Twitter to ?testify and give evidence regarding alleged violations of the laws of Pennsylvania?.

Corbett is asking Twitter to provide information about the accounts @bfbarbie and @CasaBlancaPA. Both of these individuals have been highly critical of Corbett on Twitter. Corbett is asking Twitter to provide the name, contact information, address, creation dates, and IP address information about the accounts. Below are a few tweets sent out from the accounts that Corbett is seeking the contact information about:

Is it wrong to mix campaign work with taxpayer business? Apparently not when Tom Corbett does it: http://bit.ly/92Pp8F #bonusgate #pagovraceless than a minute ago via web

Corbett erupts at campaign event; security tries to eject questioner http://bit.ly/caIR44 #bonusgate #pagovraceless than a minute ago via web

Quiz! Who sputters with indignation over failure to recuse from cases involving contributors? http://bit.ly/9Nlna4 #bonusgate #pagovraceless than a minute ago via web

[TechCrunch]