In Sierra Pacific Appeal, 'Cautionary Tale' for Tweeting Judges

, The Recorder


In what it termed a "cautionary tale" about judges posting on social media about pending cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday turned back a bid by Sierra Pacific Industries Inc. to unwind a $122 million deal the timber giant reached to settle federal claims that it was liable for the 2007 Moonlight Fire, a blaze that consumed nearly 65,000 acres in the Plumas National Forest.

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