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The Justice Department had urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to wade into a dispute over a California federal judge’s Twitter account. Credit: Mike Scarcella / ALM

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into questions about how federal judges use social media in a case challenging a $122 million settlement between a California timber company and the federal government.

The justices, without comment, denied review in Sierra Pacific Industries v. United States. The timber company, represented by Kirkland & Ellis partner Paul Clement, was appealing a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that upheld the settlement.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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