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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