Monday, December 14, 2009

South Carolina Says Judges Can Use Facebook As Long As They Do Not Discuss Issues Relating to Judicial Work

The South Carolina Advisory Committee on Standards of Professional Conduct issued an advisoty opinion "RE: Propriety of a magistrate judge being a member of a social networking site such as Facebook."  The opinion, which can be found HERE, concluded "A judge may be a member of Facebook and be friends with law enforcement officers and employees of the Magistrate as long as they do not discuss anything related to the judge’s position as magistrate."  Florida reached a different result on a slightly different question which was discussed HERE.

Thanks to Legal Blog Watch.


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