Penn. AG Subpoenas Twitter: A Move To Silence Critics? | Talking Points Memo

Is the attorney general of Pennsylvania using his authority to go after political critics?

Tom Corbett, who this week won the GOP nomination in the state’s gubernatorial race, has subpoenaed Twitter, demanding that it provide information about the people behind two accounts, reports TechCrunch. The subpoena refers to “alleged violations of the laws of Pennsylvania”.It doesn’t specify what those violations might be. And Corbett’s office hasn’t responded to our inquiry. But a look at one of the Twitter accounts in question — @CasaBlancaPA — suggests what might have teed Corbett off.

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