The account, @uscourts, will provide a new channel for the agency to communicate with the public about a wide array of topics including news, key program developments, civics education, data, and other topics of general interest.
With its succinct format, ease of distribution, and widespread public use, Twitter offers new opportunities to share information and stories that support the Judiciary’s mission, increase transparency, and to engage audiences about the Judiciary’s role in the federal government.
The debut of the account is timed to coincide with this year’s Constitution Day and Citizenship Day activities on September 16. Working in conjunction with courts across the U.S., as well as United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the National Park Service and other partners, the AO will provide coverage of naturalization ceremonies around the country, using Twitter to help raise public awareness of the events.
@uscourts joins roughly 20 federal courts, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the Federal Judicial Center History Office, many state courts, and others in federal and state government in using Twitter to complement existing channels for sharing information with the public.