A blog about the very small percentage of jurors who fail to follow the judge's instructions, including doing independent Internet research, using social media (such as Facebook) to contact parties and lawyers, and blogging about the trial. Juror misconduct frequently results in mistrials and a waste of resources. Links will be provided to sample jury summonses, jury instructions, and other resources to improve juror education and minimize juror misconduct, thereby promoting fairness of trials.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Florida Supreme Court Rules Drunk Juror Should Not Have Been Jailed
Here is the link. Basically the juror should not have been found in DIRECT contempt of court.