Posts Tagged ‘juror misconduct’

A Jury Facebook Issue That Ends Up in SCOTUS?

March 31, 2011

The defense team in a Sacramento gang case want to review a juror’s Facebook postings after he had posted to friends, “”Can it get any more BORING than going over piles and piles of (cell phone) records.”

The Superior Court judge ordered the juror to release his postings. ┬áIt was appealed and upheld by the California Court of Appeals but now the California Supreme Court wants to weigh in on the matter, framing the issues as one between the juror’s right to privacy and the defendant’s fair trial rights.

I’ll be reading the California Supreme Court’s opinion and, if I’m right, the United States Supreme Court opinion after that.