In their Privacy Matters column, Richard Raysman, a partner at Holland & Knight, and Peter Brown, the principal at Peter Brown & Associates, write: Despite preventative steps, the problem of jurors violating trial instructions through social media usage persists. Some of the dangers of Facebooking jurors include directly communicating with or "friending" witnesses or parties, divulging confidential information about the trial or the deliberative process, disclosing personal information about fellow jurors, or revealing an unacceptable bias for or against one party.
Social Media Use and Researching Jurors in the Courtroom
New York Law Journal
April 9, 2013
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