Post Profile






Facebook "likes" aren't speech protected by the First Amendment, rules judge

This post references a case decided by the US District Court of Eastern Virginia, Bland v. Roberts, 2012 Bland and his cohorts worked in the Hampton Sheriff’s Office, under B.J. Roberts. Roberts ran for re-election against Jim Adams, and the plaintiffs were lukewarm in their support of Roberts. In fact, three of the plaintiffs went so far as to "like" Adams' Facebook page.
read more

share

Related Posts


First Amendment Doesn’t Protect A Facebook “Like”

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (3 years ago)

Sheriff B. J. Roberts of Hampton, VA fired employees for “liking” an opponent in his 2009 re-election. One of those workers, Daniel Ray Carter, had “liked” the Facebook page of Sheriff Roberts’s opponent, Jim Adams. While public emp...

Facebook First Amendment Request: Likes Should Be Considered Freedom Of Speech

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech (3 years ago)

Facebook has a First Amendment request for a federal court — make sure “likes” are considered free speech. The social network made the request in response to a case from Hampton, Virginia, where a sheriff fired six people who suppor...

Judge: Facebook 'Likes' Not Speech

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog (3 years ago)

A U.S. District Court in Virginia has ruled that Facebook "likes" -- a user's click to express that he or she approves of something -- is not a speech protected under the First Amendment. Two sheriff's office workers were fired in H...

Is a Facebook “Like” Not “Substantive” Enough to “Warrant[] Constitutional Protection”?

Industries / Law : The Volokh Conspiracy (3 years ago)

(Eugene Volokh) So holds Bland v. Roberts (E.D. Va. Apr. 24, 2012). Plaintiffs were fired from the Hampton, Virginia Sheriff’s Office, and they claim that this was because they backed the Sheriff’s opponent in an election, Jim Adams...

Facebook "likes" aren't speech protected by the First Amendment-Bland v. Roberts

Technology / Technology Industry News : Ars Technica (3 years ago)

Bland and his cohorts worked in the Hampton Sheriff’s Office, under B.J. Roberts. Roberts ran for re-election against Jim Adams, and the plaintiffs were lukewarm in their support of Roberts. In fact, three of the plaintiffs went so ...

Comments



Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC