The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Actually, Mr. Sylvester is not a “courtroom Twitterer” although he is a “multimedia reporter” for The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com who covers trials, and tweets continuously from the courtroom. Not only is he very good at providing live commentary in Twitter’s 140-character micro-blogging format, but he’s got my dream job. He’s also ruined me for other courtroom journalists, because now I want them all to twitter from public hearings. He’s changed the face of courtroom print reporting, especially for impatient trial enthusiasts who no longer want to wait for the morning paper (or even the evening news).
Prosecutor: If you can’t listen to both sides, you shouldn’t be here. Juror: “I’m ready to go right now!” Even the judge laughed. 09:50 AM May 08, 2008 from txt
One juror forgot to turn off his cell phone. Ring tone: “Carry on My Wayward Son,” by Kansas (1976). 09:38 AM May 12, 2008 from txt
U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten: “Twitter is on.” I will be tweeting from trial of accused Crips gang members in federal court.”