You have first amendment rights even on the internet use them – don’t be afraid. It is your life and your child’s life that is at stake!!!!
Johnson v. Boggs, 3:05-CV-00036-JTC (N.D. Ga. 2005)
Parents Will Not Be Arrested Over Website Contents
Grandparents who were unhappy with their treatment by the Department of Family & Children Services (“DFCS”) developed a website in which DFCS employees were discussed. The DFCS employees who were discussed threatened to file lawsuits against the grandparents. They went to the local magistrate judge who issued an order requiring the grandparents to come to court to explain why an “Order of Arrest” should not be granted for “false and malicious statements against [the DFCS worker’s] family.” An Order to Arrest the author of the website was issued.
The ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family and argued that the “Order of Arrest” is an unconstitutional prior restraint, because it chills a person’s speech before they even get a chance to utter a word.
In 2006, the parties ultimately reached an agreement that ensures the client will not be subjected to an order of arrest for his website in the future.