The Legal Profession Blog is reporting that the South Carolina Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct has published an opinion that concludes that a judge may be a member of Facebook and be friends with law enforcement officers and employees of the Magistrate as long as they do not discuss anything related to the judge’s position as magistrate. See here.
Note how this is a different approach than the one taken by the Florida Bar in an opinion I mentioned a couple of days ago. See here. For an article in the New York Times about the Florida Bar opinion go here.