A federal judge has dismissed Gov. Bobby Jindal as a defendant in a civil suit alleging that a new state law unconstitutionally bars sex offenders from Facebook and other person-to-person Internet sites.


Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson also postponed Tuesday's scheduled bench trial in the case until Nov. 2.

Jackson ruled in Baton Rouge the governor should not be a defendant in the case because he has nothing to do with enforcement of the disputed law.

Postponement of the trial was announced after a medical emergency prevented an appearance by one of the attorneys for John Doe and James Doe, two unidentified sex offenders pursuing the civil suit against state officials.