Jurors tweeting in the courtroom

The Associated Press published this story about jurors tweeting in the courtroom.

The story was set off after a juror was caught posting several comments about the case he would deciding. The high-profile case resulted in a $12 million verdict against the defendants. Now, they are appealing because of the juror’s posts.

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2 Responses to Jurors tweeting in the courtroom

  1. Steven Rossi says:

    I can see both sides of this discussion. On the one hand, it seems not much different than what a news reporter would share if covering a high-profile case. Furthermore, this guy’s tweets were probably more about his boredom than juicy details of the case…as mine would be, also. On the other hand, I can see how this could become a problem. It would be easy for a juror to share details that he shouldn’t and receive input from outsiders that would influence his decisions. So I don’t know.

  2. jfkerman says:

    One of the stories says one of his posts was “oh and nobody buy Stoam. Its bad mojo and they’ll probably cease to Exist, now that their wallet is 12m lighter.”

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