'LIKE' FREE SPEECH? Attorneys for Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union want a federal appeals court to rule that clicking "Like" on the site is constitutionally protected free speech.

BACKROUND: The case revolves around six employees in Virginia who were fired after they supported a sheriff's re-election opponent in 2009. One of them had "liked" the Facebook page of the opponent. A judge ruled against the workers in April.

FACEBOOK, ACLU SWING BACK: Facebook and the ACLU want the appeals court to vacate the judge's decision. The ACLU also is advocating for the other fired workers.