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Twitter Ordered To Give NYC Judge Occupy Protester’s Tweets

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Occupy Wall Street participants react in front of police after one of their members was arrested during a march down Broadway, as part of May Day celebrations in New York, on May 1, 2012. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

Occupy Wall Street participants react in front of police after one of their members was arrested during a march down Broadway, as part of May Day celebrations in New York, on May 1, 2012. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has been ordered to give a New York City judge almost three months’ worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester’s tweets. The company tried to fight prosecutors’ demand for the messages.

But a Manhattan judge also ruled Monday that prosecutors would need a search warrant — not just a subpoena — to get the final day’s worth of tweets they seek from Malcolm Harris. That’s because of a timeframe set by federal law.

Prosecutors say the messages could show whether Harris was aware of police orders he’s charged with disregarding.

Twitter Inc. went to court after the judge denied Harris’ own bid to challenge the subpoena earlier this year.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. says he will review the material and provide relevant parts to prosecutors.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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