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Julie Schenecker Murder Trial Starts Jury Selection

The jury selection phase of the murder trial of Julie Schenecker began Monday in Tampa, and is expected to take several days, as the prosecution and defense assess over 100 potential jurors. Schenecker, of New Tampa, Florida is accused of …

1974 Farmhouse Slaying: Threat Of A Hung Jury?
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Jury deliberations began last Thursday in the case against Robert “Gene” Pilcher. The 67-year-old was accused of the 1974 slaying of a 17-year-old girl in his cousin’s Iowa farmhouse. It has not been easy going. Earlier this week the jury …

Jodi Arias’ Second Penalty Phase Banned from Live Coverage, Judge Rules
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Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, Sherry Stephens, has rejected a bid by convicted killer, Jodi Arias, which would move her retrial from the city of Phoenix. In addition, Judge Stephens has ruled that no video be permitted in the courtroom …

Mark Cuban Is Not Guilty Of Insider-Trading Mark Cuban Is Not Guilty Of Insider-Trading
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Mark Cuban, the businessman and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has been facing charges of insider-trading. He has been in a battle with the federal government for years now, and with it finally over, he can rejoice, especially after the …

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 …

Oracle Likely Spent Millions Suing Google Oracle Likely Spent Millions Suing Google

It was reported yesterday that in Google’s trial regarding Oracle’s accusations that the search giant infringed upon Java API patents in the development of its Android operating system, the jury has just found that no copyrights were violated. And apparently, …

Jury Voted 9-3 in Favor of Google in Oracle Case Jury Voted 9-3 in Favor of Google in Oracle Case

It was recently reported that the jury in the Android/Java patent infringement case sided with Google, and Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that the 12 were split 9-3 in the search giant’s favor. Jury foreman Greg Thompson spent some …

Oracle vs. Google: Jury Sides with Android Oracle vs. Google: Jury Sides with Android
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In Google’s drawn-out court proceedings regarding Oracle’s accusations that the search giant infringed upon Java API patents in the development of its Android operating system, a jury has just found that no copyrights were violated. Google released a statement on …

Think Before You Tweet, This Juror Didn’t

Well you know you’ve hit the big time when your service is used by some crafty lawyer to file an appeal. Ok, twitter-birdso maybe it’s not hitting the big time but it is certainly evidence that not everyone on Twitter is a rocket scientist. Shocking I know but hey welcome to the new world order.

Facebook Poll Gets Woman Kicked Of Jury

If you have to serve on a  jury in a criminal trial, you’d more than likely think very carefully about discussing that trial outside the jury room and what’s going on in court.