All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘jury duty’

Massachusetts Asks Judges to Curb Juror Facebook Use

In a state first, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has asked judges to more closely monitor the social media use of the jury, so as not to risk a mistrial. Essentially, judges will now make sure jurors stay off Facebook and Twitter during trials, regarding any conversations about the case. The change was prompted by a Plymouth Superior Court larceny case …

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Facebook Friend Request Gets Jail Time

Jacob Jock was called up for jury duty. Defendant comes in to courtroom. Jacob Jock likes how she looks. Jacob Jock sends defendant friend request on Facebook. Judge jails juror Jacob Jock. It’s easy to understand how ill-advised the whole thing was. It gets better. After being dismissed off the jury for his actions, the 29 year-old of Sarasota, Florida, …

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