Showdown On Stored Communications Act?

More Juror misconduct – in this case a criminal trial involving the Killa Mob gang trial where the juror posted on Facebook about how boring the trial was prompting the defense attorney to subpoena Facebook to obtain correspondence on the social networking site between the juror and his friends as to whether the friends influenced or bias the juror in any way that might allow for a mistrial.

1986 law pre-Web still govern?

The Stored Communications Act pre-dates the World Wide Web. Googling wasn’t a verb, Friendster wasn’t an outdated social networking site and even email was an exotic communications tool used by scientists and uber-geeks.  Could the Courts rule that technological advancement makes the law useless?


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