It's An Honor To Be Your Friend?: Social Media And Judges

Law360, New York (April 27, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT) -- ​According to the National Center for State Courts, at least 28 state court systems have adopted some form of social media to correspond with the public and legal practitioners.[1] In addition, the federal judiciary, the District of Columbia, United States territories Puerto Rico and Guam also utilize social media within their court systems. Through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr, modern courts are able to provide news updates, links to judicial opinions and even videos allowing court users to learn more about the courts.

With the proliferation of this technology in the courts, a critical issue to be analyzed is the appropriateness...

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