The Supreme Court of Canada is now on Twitter.
“Communicating on Twitter forms part of the Court’s commitment to open and accessible justice,” Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said in a statement.
“Sharing information about the Court’s work is crucial to its mandate, and Twitter is a useful tool in achieving this objective.”
The launch date was no coincidence: Twitter allows for messages of up to 140 characters, and 2016 marks the 140th anniversary of the first hearings held by the Supreme Court of Canada.
An unofficial account, @SCC_CSC, has been releasing Canada’s Supreme Court decisions since 2010.