Category Archives: Trial – Jury

Jurors Tweeting About Trial vs impartiality

California Wants To Put Jurors In Jail For Tweeting About Trial | Techdirt. 26 August 2011 An old post I kept in my “one of those days I’ll read it” folder. In complete disagreement with Mike Masnick on this one. … Continue reading

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Lawyers Doing Real Time Jury Googling | Techdirt

Lawyers Doing Real Time Jury Googling | Techdirt. 9 July 2010 An interesting post that describes the use of technology probably for the better.  Instead of extensive searches outside the courtroom about potential jurors, lawyers work in situ with computers … Continue reading

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Juror Didn’t Disclose MySpace Friendship With Defendant… Because It Was Just MySpace | Techdirt

Juror Didn’t Disclose MySpace Friendship With Defendant… Because It Was Just MySpace | Techdirt. 17 June 2010 Fair enough: disclosure is necessary, even if the link is thought or perceived as unimportant. As often reminded when it comes to independence … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Use of Twitter in courts

Again, the issue about adapting or not juries to the 21st century, i.e. in a world where writing is predominant and oral transmission of information does not represent anymore 95% of the transmission of informationMichigan Supreme Court Issues New Stop … Continue reading

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Jurors and the availability of technology

For a civil law suit I think, but issue applicable to cybercrime/criminal law in general “Lawyers Use Juror’s Twitter Messages As Basis For Appeal” (TechDirt, 18 March 2009) I can’t help thinking about the question of whether President Obama should … Continue reading

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Jury duties and new technologies

The way jurors perform their function have not changed for centuries. They sit down, listen, no notes can be taken most of the time, and after a few days or a few months of trial, decide on the case. In … Continue reading

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