Jurors' Social Media Use Defies Easy Management: Report

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 8:10 PM EST) -- Federal judges are taking precautions to prevent the use of social media by jurors in their courtrooms, but some have found that monitoring such use is difficult, according to a Federal Judicial Center report released Tuesday.

According to the report, 94 percent of the judges who responded to the survey have specifically barred all case-connected use of social media. Surveys were sent to every active and senior federal district judge, with 508 of them, or 53 percent, responding.

"Although the use of social media is a...
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