The Jerry Sandusky trial has gone through some roller coasters and taken some odd angles, but the newest angle will make the trial almost completely unavoidable to anyone who is active on any social media platform. According to a court order issued on Wednesday, reporters will be able to live-tweet and live-blog from the trial.
Such devices may be used during trial for electronic based communications. However, the devices may not be used to take or transmit photographs in Courtroom 1 or the satellite courtroom; or to record or broadcast any verbatim account of the proceedings while court is in session.
Members of the media will be able to bring in electronic devices, which are typically not allowed. The public will still not be allowed to bring in and/or use these types of devices and reporters still may not tweet/blog testimony verbatim.