The Justices Talk ‘Tweeter’

During testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Justices Breyer and Kennedy get together like Martians to discuss Twitter, Facebook and social media.

For instance, they discussed “The Tweeter.”

Kennedy: I suppose in an indirect sense that our work is sometimes reflected and discussed in the social media in that different context. But that’s good. The law lives in the consciousness of the people. Breyer: I had to have a tweeting thing because I was very interested in the Iranian revolution, remember when they just had this uprising a little over a year ago. …I sat there fascinated because you could look through the tweeting and see what was going on. The only way you could do that was go through the tweet or the tweeter.”

Watch here thanks to C-SPAN coverage Thursday.

Publish date: April 15, 2011 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT