Sandusky Judge to Reporters: No Hasty Tweets

Giant clock will count down to when they can tweet his sentence

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 8, 2012 11:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – The judge who will issue the hotly anticipated sentence in the Jerry Sandusky case tomorrow doesn't want the media getting hold of his decision while court is in session, so he's come up with some new rules for tweet-happy journalists, reports the Washington Post. A giant digital clock in the courtroom will let journalists know when it's OK to release the info, and anyone who posts before then could face legal action. The regulations come after some journalists reported Sandusky's guilty verdict in June well before others, possibly during proceedings.

This June 22, 2012 file photo shows Jerry Sandusky arriving at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa.
This June 22, 2012 file photo shows Jerry Sandusky arriving at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
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