Hard to believe, but a judge ‘"friended" a lawyer on Facebook. The lawyer was appearing before the judge in a case. The judge in North Carolina would respond to comments from the lawyer about the case. See story as reported by Delaware Employment Law Blog. Yea, I would call that "ex parte" communication with a party to a lawsuit. Which, BTW, is pretty much unethical…..
At some point, the lawyer even responded to one of the judge’s responses as "wise judge." Sheesh…..