Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility


Sep 10, 2015

BENCH BLOG: Defamation on Facebook

In this age of cyberspace incivility, do remarks on Facebook that impugn a person’s reputation and character constitute defamation?

Aug 25, 2015

Appeals court upholds Facebook defamation judgment

A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld a judgment against a man accused of defaming a college lecturer on Facebook.

Mar 5, 2015

Charges: Woman was on social media before fatal crash

A western Wisconsin woman is accused of chatting on Facebook before a crash that killed three children, including her daughter and two nieces, in December 2013.

Dec 1, 2014

US Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the U.S. Supreme Court struggled Monday over where to draw the line between free speech and illegal threats in the digital age.

Nov 25, 2014

Man sues police over Facebook deletions (UPDATE)

A man who got arrested after he posted Facebook comments calling a southwestern Wisconsin police department racist has filed a federal lawsuit alleging one of the agency's officers violated his constitutional rights.

Oct 9, 2014

Appleton officials criticize police Facebook page (UPDATE)

Some Appleton officials are questioning a police practice of posting information about suspects on Facebook, saying it exposes them to public humiliation before they are proven guilty.

Jul 26, 2014

Suspects arrested after Facebook ‘likes’

Wisconsin police say two home burglary suspects are in custody after they "liked" a photo of an accomplice on Facebook.

Jul 16, 2014

Bill ensures emails, photos won’t die with you (UPDATE)

A group of influential lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when you die.

Jul 3, 2014

Appeals judge rules Facebook rant protected by First Amendment (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin appellate judge says an Arena man was within his rights when he posted profane insults toward police on Facebook.

Jun 16, 2014

US Supreme Court will hear appeal over illegal threats

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker's intent is not always clear.

Jun 5, 2014

Facebook impostors: How to manage a real but manageable risk

It’s the stuff of science-fiction films: You wake up to find that there’s an impostor on the loose. The impostor looks just like you and is pretending to be you, even managing to fool some of your closest friends.

May 9, 2014

The social-media cocktail party, Part 2

While there’s no question that marketing through social media offers another avenue to sell yourself and build relationships, it continues to perplex many lawyers and law firms.


Should membership in state bar be mandatory?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Legal News

See All Legal News

WLJ People

Sea all WLJ People

Opinion Digests