Family Law Judge Discounts Tweets That Threatened Children and Discussed Alcohol Use

“We’ve seen countless examples of litigants zinged by their social media posts.  A family law judge recently took a different approach, giving minimal weight to tweets from a family member that threatened harm to kids and talked about drinking with one of the parents. . . It’s unclear whether the court here relied on the medium, the context, or the age of the individual who wrote the posts in question.  In either event, this is another example of courts taking into account the hyperbolic nature of online posts.  Interestingly, the court goes to the other extreme, and discounts the tweets entirely, not even according them minimal probative value.”