In July 2011 the state of Missouri enacted legislation making Facebook friendship between teachers and students, as well as any
sort of social networking, illegal.
After teachers complained the ban was unconstitutional and interfered with education, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon altered the state policy in a new bill he just signed. The initial state senate bill, which has come to be known as the Facebook
Law, is no longer in effect, reports The Kansas City Star.
Instead, all Missouri school districts will have until March 2012 to create their own social networking policies.
The Missouri State Teachers Association, concerned about First Amendment rights, had sued the state over the law, claiming it was too vague. They were awarded an injunction Aug. 26, two days before the law was supposed to go into effect.