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Tweeps Triumph Against Pennsylvania Attorney General

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May 24, 2010

Last week, we told you about Pennsylvania Tom Corbett’s demand for the identities of two Twitter users who criticized him in the run-up to last week’s state primaries.

We’re happy to report that free speech on Twitter has triumphed! Corbett dropped the grand jury subpoena on Friday.

Witold “Vic” Walczak , the ACLU of Pennsylvania’s legal director, told Wired that the subpoenas were “[N]ot only an abuse of the grand jury process but a real affront to political speech rights.”

Vic told WHTM : “We also hope that the people of Pennsylvania will now have learned that criticizing one’s government officials is a valued constitutional right, that the right can be pursued anonymously”