Too Much Rope: When A Social Media Post Is Career Suicide

Law360, New York (July 5, 2016, 11:29 AM EDT) -- Give them enough rope, and they’ll hang themselves, as the saying goes.

Social media has provided more than enough rope for public figures, giving them the uncanny ability to destroy even the most sterling of personas with little if any outside help.

Seemingly no one is immune — we’ve witnessed judges, movie stars, CEOs, and politicians trip themselves up time and time again, despite endless examples of how any Tweet, post or text can end up splashed across the front page of The Times, or as an exhibit at trial.

All it takes is a moment of anger, inebriation or poor...

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