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RICHMOND, Va. -- Go ahead, "like" stuff as much as you want to on Facebook. You can't get in trouble for it.
A federal appeals court has ruled that clicking "Like" on the social networking site is constitutionally protected free speech - for which you can't be punished.
The ruling reverses a lower court ruling that said liking a Facebook page wasn't a big enough deal to merit the protection of the constitution.
The ruling stems in part from a Virginia case involving six people who say they were fired by the Hampton sheriff because they clicked "like" on an opponent's Facebook page in his 2009 re-election bid.
The workers sued, saying their First Amendment rights were violated.