Jurors Who Tweet, Blog and Surf - Deciding and Discussing Your Case


Using a variety of devices, jurors are accessing the internet to gather information about the cases they are deciding. Sometimes, it is a single curious juror; other times the internet sleuthing takes on more importance than the evidence presented in court. Jurors are also sharing their current jury experiences in real time in almost a “play by play” manner. There have even been instances of jurors polling their fellow internet users on how they should vote. Any chance that those jurors who tweet, blog and surf could be causing problems in jury trials?

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