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John Goodman Trial On Shaky Ground. New Jury Needed?

The retrial of polo mogul John Goodman is demonstrating that in the 21st century, there‚Äôs no such thing as an entirely ignorant jury. Aside from being able to quickly find out about 51-year-old Goodman via Google, one can just as …

Juror Can’t Stop Texting During Trial, Promptly Jailed Juror Can’t Stop Texting During Trial, Promptly Jailed
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A 26-year-old juror in a Salem, Oregon, armed robbery case has been sentenced to serve two days in jail after he was caught texting in court. Benjamin Kohler was charged with contempt after authorities say he was using his mobile …

Juror Faces Contempt After Posting He Wanted to ‘F*ck Up a Pedophile’ on Facebook Juror Faces Contempt After Posting He Wanted to ‘F*ck Up a Pedophile’ on Facebook
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With the proliferation of social media use, courts are having a harder time keeping jurors from making public postings about trials in which they’re currently involved. The latest example of this comes from the U.K., where a suspended juror now …

Tweeting Juror Is One Man’s Ticket Off Death Row Tweeting Juror Is One Man’s Ticket Off Death Row

An Arkansas man’s death row conviction has been overturned essentially because one juror couldn’t keep away from Twitter. The Arkansas state Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s decision that the juror’s tweets in question do not constitute grounds for …

Internet OK for Some Courts (In Some Cases)

Update: According to FOX News, the Federal Court in Australia will leave it up to individual judges to decide if court cases can be covered live on Twitter.

Original Article: A California court is making jurors sign a declaration that they will not use the Internet to look up details about facts related to cases. This comes apparently at the request of a San Diego lawyer.