Mom banned from ranting about children, ex-husband on Facebook
FLEMINGTON, N.J. — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a judge’s order prohibiting a mother from ranting about her children and ex-husband on Facebook is not unconstitutional.
The Courier News reported that a Superior Court judge ordered the Hunterdon County mother in 2011 not to mention her children or ex-husband on her Facebook page.
The order was a condition of the mother’s probation stemming from her attempt that year to kidnap her two children into Canada.
The mother’s family and Hunterdon County prosecutors argued the woman’s Facebook postings were frightening.
The posts reportedly referenced the Book of Revelation, Adolph Hitler, Satan and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
The mother argued that the order violated her free speech rights, but the appellate panel disagreed.
The court found the order was specific and didn’t prevent her from making posts about other issues.