Friday, November 30, 2012

"Guilty As Tweeted": Australian Lawyer's Scholarly Article on Jurors and Social Media

Link is to abstract, with additional link to the entire article:

The article is lengthy and detailed, but one suggestion from the author is that the court confiscate phones during the trial day.  I oppose such action because (1) court administrators likely won't want responsibility for electronic devices, fearing claims someone's phone was stolen or tampered with; (2) it will have the adverse effect of encouraging juror inquiry on social media and the Internet when not in trial.

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