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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Juries and Social Media

I posted a story about juries and social media on my other blog, Strategically Social.  While some courts are taking action to ban or restrict cell phones in court buildings (i.e., Cook County's new ban on cell phones at the criminal court building), many of these regulations do not apply to jurors who are often allowed to bring in their cell phones and other electronic devices.  Although judges are becoming more proactive and routinely instructing juries on social media conduct, that didn't stop one juror from tweeting during trial and jury deliberations, leading an appellate court to overturn a defendant's murder conviction.  Read more at Strategically Social: Juries and Social Media.


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