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I’m a Bit Flummoxed By Facebook, Admits Justice Breyer

Posted Nov 16, 2010 7:47 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Judges on the nation's top court are handicapped by a lack of knowledge about the Internet when deciding related cases, a U.S. Supreme Court justice admits.

Speaking today at Vanderbilt University Law School, Justice Stephen G. Breyer said he had recently watched a movie about the origins of the Facebook social networking site and found it perplexing, reports the Associated Press.

"If I'm applying the First Amendment, I have to apply it to a world where there's an Internet, and there's Facebook, and there are movies like ... The Social Network, which I couldn't even understand," said Breyer, who is 72.

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