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Indiana Supreme Court turns to Twitter

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The state’s highest court is now tweeting.

Expanding what it describes as its communication plan, the Indiana Supreme Court is using the social media platform of Twitter to get word out about new rulings, transfer grants and denials, and other court-related events.

In a statement, the Supreme Court notes that court-watchers may be surprised about the use of the 140-character social media platform instead of 140-page legal documents detailing court business. But times are changing.

“Social media is changing the way people receive information,” Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard said in a news release. “Using new media will allow us to ensure that the press and the public can follow the work of the Judicial Branch.”

The Indiana Courts Twitter page can be found online at http://twitter.com/incourts, and online users also can sign up for RSS feeds for other court-related services such as the Indiana Court Times, the Indiana Judicial Center legislative blog, notice of Supreme Court oral arguments, the Judicial Technology Automation Committee’s blog called Bites & Bytes, and the court’s YouTube channel.

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    Wow! I can hardly wait for those exciting tweets from the Indiana Supreme Court.

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