Saturday, April 25, 2009

Shropshire magistrate resigns in Twitter row

A story for our times from the Shropshire Star:

A leading Telford magistrate and former Oakengates mayor has quit the bench after being reported for posting details of cases he dealt with on the Twitter social networking site.

Professor Steve Molyneux, an expert in the uses of information technology and a magistrate for 16 years, told fellow Twitterers on one occasion how he sat “in the Gods passing sentence on the criminal fraternity”.


Richard H said...

What did he do that was wrong? He seems to have just mentioned details that were reported in the newspapers.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the courts should use technology like twitter to let us know what the outcome of court hearings are. Isn't justice supposed to be open?