Last week we reported on a new Missouri law that regulates communications between teachers and students on social media websites.  This so-called “Facebook Law” was scheduled to go into effect this week.  However, at the request of the Missouri State Teachers Association, a Missouri Circuit Court issued a preliminary injunction on Friday blocking the law until next February on the grounds that the law is overbroad and has a chilling effect on free speech rights.  The petition alleges that the law has the effect of criminalizing teachers’ communications with their children, relatives, and children of their church groups.  The hearing on a permanent injunction is scheduled for February 20.  We will continue to report any developments regarding the “Facebook Law” in future blog posts.