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Twitter Fights Prosecutors' Attempt to Access Occupy Protester's Tweets: The Associated Press reports Twitter filed court papers Monday asking a judge to dismiss a subpoena in which the Manhattan district attorney ordered the company to produce now-deleted tweets posted by Malcolm Harris, who was arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest last fall. Prosecutors say the tweets might show whether Harris was aware that police had ordered protesters not to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The argument is whether Twitter or Harris owns the posted tweets.

Appeals Court Rules Illegal Immigrants Can't Have Guns: The Associated Press reports the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that illegal immigrants don't have a right to own firearms, and have only limited protection, under the U.S. Constitution. The ruling came in the case of Emmanuel Huitron-Guizar of Wyoming, who pleaded guilty to being an illegal immigrant in possession of firearms and was ordered held by immigration authorities. An attorney for Huitron-Guizar appealed the case, saying illegal immigrants should have the same rights to buy a gun for hunting and protection as U.S. citizens, and that illegal immigrants were not specifically excluded from possessing firearms like felons and those who are mentally ill. Huitron-Guizar's says he plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Changes to Canadian Prison Policies Announced: Carys Mills of The Globe and Mail reports Canada's Public Safety Minister, Vic Toews, announced on Wednesday new prison measures that he says will save a total of $10 million a year. Among the changes are charging some inmates more for their stay in prison, eliminating "incentive pay" for meeting production quotas for certain inmate jobs, and ensuring offenders pay for their phone calls.

Sheriff Says Realignment is Straining Santa Barbara County: Lara Cooper of Noozhawk reports Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown and Probation Chief Beverly Taylor told their Board of Supervisors Tuesday the county has seen 24 percent more state prisoners than originally expected, and the department is continuously releasing offenders early due to lack of space in the county's jail. With AB109, "we end up getting people that cannot be released," Brown said. "We're running out of people who are good bets to push out early." In March, one man was given a sentence of 23 years to be served in the Santa Barbara County Jail.  

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