An interesting appellate decision from Florida recently addressed the issue of whether a judge who was a Facebook friend with the prosecuting attorney should be disqualified because of the “friend” status. Applying a Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee opinion, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal held that the judge should be disqualified under Florida Code of Judicial Conduct Canon 2B (“A judge shall not … convey or permit others to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge.”)
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