updated 7/23/2009 2:31:01 PM ET 2009-07-23T18:31:01

A civil rights watchdog group wants a judge to reverse a gag order banning a woman from commenting on a child custody case on Facebook.

The American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday it considers the restraining order against Rhode Island resident Michelle Langlois an infringement on her right to free speech.

ACLU executive director Steven Brown said a Kent County Family Court judge ordered Langlois in late June not to post comments about a child custody case involving her brother and his ex-wife, Tracey Martin. Langlois deleted her postings on the social networking site.

Martin's attorney, Jerome Sweeney, says the comments traumatized the couple's children and included intimate details about their parents' marriage.

A court hearing has been set for July 29.

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