Google search in court

In the story below, I am troubled by two things:

– the assumption that a diversity of items being available proves that each of them are rarer to come by (here a yellow hat). How a Google search can help assessing this baffles me. Statistics of sale would be more relevant. Education of judges in how to use Google and how Google gathers its information?

– why indeed a judge can ‘google’ but not juries?

Judges Allowed To Use Google To ‘Confirm Intuition’ In Cases (TechDirt, 23 March 2010)

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About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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