Police officer in the courtroom tells media they CAN type and tweet, but not use audio recorders. Oh. #TOpoli
Still not clear what court's position is on tweets. Const. told us it was fine (after some pressing.) Court employee said turn off phones.
Ford's camp is claiming persecution but none of this would have happened if he had simply followed conflict-of-interest rules. #TOpoli
Clayton Ruby is in the house. His cross examination of Mayor Ford should be a classic if pre-trial dry run is any indication. #TOpoli
RT @jm_mcgrath: Out in the hall making a phone call as Ford and his people come in, police demand to see my phone and make sure I didn't ...
Plaintiff Paul Magder has now taken a seat in the front row of the gallery at #fordcourt.
RT @jm_mcgrath: The upshot is members of the Toronto Police have now seen pics of my cat.
RT @jm_mcgrath: So far best proposed hashtag for all this: #lawandforder
Hush in court as Mayor Ford comes in and takes his seat facing the judge's chair. Chief of staff Mark Towhey is with him. #FordCourt
Doug Ford is in the courtroom now too. Place is packed. And quiet. Surreal. #fordcourt
Cllr Doug Ford arrives to witness his brother's day in court over conflict-of-interest issues. #FordCourt
RT @goldsbie: I'm looking forward to the part where Doug Ford, from his front-row seat, stands up and interjects, "This is outrageous, f ...
Mayor Ford has been sitting alone in the court for 15 minutes while waiting for lawyers and judge to enter. #FordCourt
Judge Hackland has arrived + is now addressing electronic issues: Tweets allowed, no photos, no phone calls, audio allowed to check notes.
Judge says 'twittering' will be allowed during Ford case, as long as it's unobtrusive. Audio recording allowed too, but not for broadcast.
Lawyer Clay Ruby reminds court that controlling lobbying is important for the city. #FordCourt
As Ruby begins his opening, follow @marcusbgee for the blow-by-blow. I'm frantically typing notes for news story updates.
Clay Ruby reminds court that Integrity Comish repeatedly asked Ford to follow the rules. He ignored her. #FordCourt
Ruby calls Ford's defence a smokescreen for his continued defiance of integrity rules. #FordCon
This is not about the poor kids, says Ruby. They kept the donated money. 'The kids are not the issue.' The issue is integrity and Ford.