March 18, 2009
Is the Jury Googling?
Today's New York Times has a very interesting story, "As Jurors Turn to Web, Mistrials are Popping Up." The use of the web, iPhones, Blackberrys, by jurors is causing some serious problems with trials all over the country. And in a federal corruption trial of a former Pennsylvania state senator,defense lawyers plan to base their appeal on the fact that during the trial one of the jurors posted updates on the case on Twitter and Facebook and the judge did not declare a mistrial.
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When I was still in law school, we were tasked to go to a courtroom of our choice and observe. The judge in the court where we observe had a laptop in front of him. I just didn't know if he was face booking, googling or doing research.
Posted by: LLB | Mar 20, 2009 12:16:22 AM