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By 10 September 2013General Law

The South Australian Supreme Court is set to become the only court in Australia that allows live tweeting and blogging of court activities.

From the 1st of October individuals will be able to tweet and blog about what they observe inside of the Court. The new rules do not apply to the District or Magistrates courts however.

A 15 minute time delay rule will exist however for reporting on evidence or submissions made by lawyers.

Chief Justice Kourakis (who introduced the rule) commented that live tweeting and blogging is the first step to allowing live broadcasting of trials and sentencing, but quipped that ‘Sentencing is difficult enough (without) adding some performance pressures (as) another burden

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