Legal Ethics

Was Judge Transferred Because of His Facebook Activity?

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A Staten Island criminal court judge who detailed aspects of his personal life on his Facebook page is being transferred to a court in Manhattan.

The transfer of Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr., who presides primarily over misdemeanor cases, reportedly involves his social-networking while on and off the bench, the Staten Island Advance reports.

The Staten Island Advance reports that Sciarrino had updated his FB status while on the bench and once posted a photo of his crowded courtroom. The judge’s profile is set to private.

When reached by the ABA Journal via e-mail, Sciarrino noted that he’d been instructed not to comment.

Hat tip: The Gothamist

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