Jurors Must Be Warned About Social Media Use, Study Says

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 6:42 PM EDT) -- To tackle the rising tide of jury misconduct related to oversharing on the Web, a recently published report urged the judiciary to "hit social media on its head" by insisting on online silence during jury instructions.

Roughly one in 12 jurors in Illinois surveyed about their attitudes regarding using social media tools like Twitter in the course of a trial were "tempted" to publicize their thoughts on the proceedings, according to the report by U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve of the Northern District of Illinois, Judge...
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