Juries, Twitter, Facebook & Mistrial

Here is another story about a juror, the foreman in this case, who allegedly revealed information about the trial on her Facebook page. Even though judges and attorneys are warning jurors about staying quiet about the trial on social media sites, it appears the itch is irresistible to some.

Do the Courts Need to Do More?

Given the cost in the credibility of the jury system – not to mention the financial costs of mistrials – the courts may need to do more – have a separate written agreement jurors must to sign saying they agree not to post about the trial on any social media site and if they will do anyway, they will be prosecuted.

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