January 2014 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

The January 2014 issue of Connected is now available online.

The bulletin covers news about the impact of social media on courts. Most of the items are about the United States, but there is occasional coverage of other jurisdictions.

The bulletin is published by the Virginia-based National Center for State Courts and the Conference of Court Public Information Officers.

In this issue:

  • Florida judge removed from divorce case after sending litigant friend request
  • Two new jury resources from Reynolds Courts and Media Law Journal: “Jury Instructions Cautioning Against Use of the Internet and Social Networking,” developed by The American College of Trial Lawyers and “Model Social Media Jury Admonition with Short Form Version,” developed by Judge Dennis M. Sweeney, ret.
  • 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: bloggers to receive same first amendment protections as journalists

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