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Appeals Court Sides with Facebook in Fight Over Postings

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Criminal defendants’ right to information that will aid in their defense doesn’t extend before trial to social networking posts that are protected under federal law, a California appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The decision by a division of the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco rejected two murder defendants’ efforts to get access to records from the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts of the victim and...

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