The Latest: Facebook mulls response to private posts ruling

ABC News | 7/19/2019 | Staff
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The Latest on a California Supreme Court ruling on defense lawyer access to private social media postings (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Facebook - California - Supreme - Court - Ruling

Facebook says it's deciding how to respond to a California Supreme Court ruling that says defense lawyers in a gang-related murder trial can obtain private social media postings.

The Los Angeles Times says the court on Wednesday lifted a stay that had halted a ruling by the judge overseeing the San Francisco trial requiring Facebook and other social media companies to hand over some postings.

Ruling - Appeal

That ruling remains under appeal.

However, If the ruling is upheld and Facebook refuses to hand over postings, it might be held in contempt of court.

Statement - Facebook - Law - Order - Facebook

In a statement, Facebook says it believes federal law prohibits any lower-court order requiring it to turn over private Facebook and Instagram content. The company says...
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