Can You Google Or Facebook Potential Jury Members?

Law360, New York (August 30, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT) -- A lawyer facing a long, expensive trial receives a list of prospective jurors and a stack of responses to juror questionnaires. The first thing the lawyer wants to do is Google each of the potential jurors to learn as much as possible about them. The lawyer knows that with a few clicks, he may discover a wealth of information about the jurors' backgrounds including criminal history, education, socioeconomic status, and personal likes and dislikes. The lawyer also considers whether to mine social media and networking sites...
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