The U.S. Supreme Court Twitter site looks official enough.
The home Web site it lists is the same as the Court's, and it seems to sent out tweets only when the justices hand down opinions. So is it an official Court site, yet another sign of the Court venturing into the modern era?
Bob Ambrogi spotted it and reported on it on his LawSites blog last month, and he was doubtful. The links to Court opinions that it tweets about out send you to a non-Court site, and it just doesn't look right. And as we noted here last week, a Twitter site that appeared to belong to Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. turned out to be a fake. So is the Court Twitter account also an impostor?
In response to an inquiry, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed that the Twitter site is not connected to the Court in any way. So any thoughts you might have had of Justice David Souter fast-forwarding himself into the BlackBerry Age will have to wait.