The Adjunct Law Prof blog has an interesting summary of a recent appellate court opinion in Florida which held that a defendant's motion to disqualify a trial judge was legally sufficient to require disqualification where the trial judge was a Facebook friend with the prosecutor assigned to the case. What other consequences arise from the use of social media by public service attorneys and judges? Seems like a new set of landmines just waiting to be discovered by the unwary. Starting now,* we'll try to keep a lookout for some of the more provocative developments for our loyal readers of this CAPS blog. In the meantime, tread carefully before leaping into the quagmire!
*As you can see on the lower right of your screen, we've added a new category called "Social Media" to try and group these stories into one convenient click.