Mostly during regular or retention elections, though, when about 60% or 29% (respectively) of judges have a Facebook presence, according to the CCPIO New Media and Courts Survey. Otherwise, just 5% of judges have a Facebook profile, which probably has something to do with the generally unfriendly posture of state ethics boards to judges and social networks (PDF). (I’m not sure I understand how friending a judge on Facebook is worse than golfing regularly with one, but whatever.) [via Technologist]

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