A court ruled that judges can be Facebook friends with lawyers because those are not real friendships

Florida’s Supreme Court has ruled on something that most social media users already know: Facebook friendships are not real.

Specifically, the court said in a Nov. 15 opinion that a Facebook friendship between a judge and an attorney does not mean the judge is too biased to preside over that attorney’s case.

Ruling on an appeal in a case where one side argued a trial court judge should be disqualified because of a Facebook friendship, the court added that even traditional, IRL friendship...

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