12 Angry Tweets: Jurors And Social Media Use

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 1:34 PM EST) -- Imagine explaining to your clients that your recently obtained jury verdict has been overturned because one of your jurors asked his Twitter followers which way he should vote. Or having to retry a matter because your jurors were conducting their own social media research during the trial.

Despite regular instruction by the trial judge that they are not to discuss the pending case with anyone or to do research of any kind, many jurors have been caught communicating with outsiders about the trial, either through blog...
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