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Emerging Legal Guidelines on Discoverability of Social Media in Federal Courts

At the turn of the century, while being interviewed by Cable News Network's Wolf Blitzer, President Bill Clinton remarked, ''That is, we're into a whole new world with the Internet.'' One of the more notable results of this ''new world'' has been a palpable public embrace of social media. This, in turn, has spawned a bevy of questions regarding the ''public'' nature of people's activities on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and whether social networking evidence is admissible in civil disputes.

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