Hey, Judges: Facebook Isn't the Devil; It's the New Gossip

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In February 2011, I wrote a post highlighting the relationship between social media and legal ethics. More than a year later, some judicial guidance might finally be coming in a particularly fuzzy area. A three-judge panel in the 3rd District Court of Appeals is about to decide whether a jury foreman who posted Facebook status updates about the trial can be forced to turn over his social media data for the months during which the trial took place.

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