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SSA Bans Judges from Stalking Facebook

Posted by James Aspell | May 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

I read today that apparently the Social Security Administration has banned its' Administrative Law Judges from using Facebook in particular and the internet in general to root out Claimant fraud. I have often suspected ALJ's dig around in he online world to discover whether or not the Claimants that appear before them can be found dancing or running or in general having some sort of life when they are not in the hearing room. All in all, I believe the SSA's new policy is the only fair way to handle things. There is all sorts of ways online sites and web pages can be manipulated so that things are not as they appear. Let's keep decisions based on testable evidence duly admitted in the hearing room and not based on someone's Facebook or Twitter page.

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Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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