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Courts Issue Revised Warnings For Misbehaving Jurors In The Age Of Twitter And Facebook

If you’ve been called up for jury duty, don’t discuss the specifics or your feelings about the case – or the defendant – on your Twitter or Facebook Page.

Common sense, right? Or so you’d think. But as social media continues to integrate itself into all aspects of our personal and professional lives, its misuse in the court room has caused such an increase in mistrials that new guidelines have been issued for federal judges looking to control bad juror behaviour in their courtrooms.

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Jury Duty Screening Consists Of A Questionnaire – And Now Your Tweets, Too

Jury duty isn’t everyone’s favorite pastime, but unfortunately it’s going to become a lot more complicated. Lawyers are now checking the Twitter, Facebook and other social network accounts of potential jurors, to get a feel for their opinions and any comments they may have made on high-profile cases.
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Guaranteed Laughs: Steve Martin Tweets From The Jury Box

Funny man Steve Martin is channeling his classic comedic self via Twitter these days. He’s tweeting from court, as he sits in the jury box. And with tweets like “defendant looks like a murderer. GUILTY. Waiting for opening remarks,” we can guarantee you’ll find yourself chuckling out loud.
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