July 28, 2014

Judges and Social Media: “Friends” with Costs and Benefits

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Judges, like all Americans, are making increased use of social media, albeit at lower frequency than the average user. According to a 2012 Report of the New Media Committee of the Conference of Court Public Information Officers, 46.1% of judges report using social media, up from 40.2% in 2010.1 Yet judges remain concerned about whether they may do so without running afoul of judicial ethics codes.2

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