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N.J. appeals court upholds ban on mom posting about kids on Facebook
N.J. appeals court upholds ban on mom posting about kids on Facebook

A New Jersey judge’s order banning a mother on probation from mentioning her children or their father on Facebook and elsewhere online was not unconstitutional, an appellate court ruled this week. The case centered on the online statements -- which the judge called irrational and bizarre -- by a woman referred to in court documents as H.L.M. After she lost custody of her son and daughter, the mother tried to take them away from their father and ran off to Canada. She was arrested at the border and, in 2011, pleaded guilty to interference with custody. As she awaited sentencing, she posted what Hunterdon County prosecutors and a Superior Court judge called “disturbing”...

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