You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

U.S.

  • Southern California prepares for big storm surf
    Sand bags and surfers populated Southern California beaches Tuesday in anticipation of potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico’s Pacific coast.
  • Mexican president praises California policies
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of immigrant-friendly laws, saying California is taking a lead role in the absence of national immigration reform.
  • Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested
    A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor’s trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn’s death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement
Advertisement

Court: Mom can be banned from ranting on Facebook

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A New Jersey appellate court has ruled that a mother’s rights were not violated by a judge’s ruling that barred her from ranting about her children and ex-husband on Facebook.

The Courier News (http://mycj.co/S442I0) reports the judge’s 2011 order was a special condition of the woman’s probation stemming from an attempt to kidnap her two children and take them to Canada.

Her ex-husband’s family and Hunterdon County prosecutors had argued the woman’s Facebook postings were frightening, saying they referenced the Book of Revelation, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, Satan and Adolf Hitler.

The woman said the order violated her rights of free speech and due process because it was too vague.

The appellate panel disagreed, finding the order was specific and didn’t prevent her from making posts about other issues.

–––

Information from: Courier News (Bridgewater, N.J.) , http://www.mycentraljersey.com

Advertisement