Trial judges routinely warn jurors to avoid using social media and the internet to research or comment on matters before the court during trials. Nonetheless, news reports of jurors who disregard these instructions seem to be increasingly frequent.
Such juror misconduct has potentially disastrous consequences for the administration of justice. A December 2011 Arkansas appeal provides . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: "CourtBerry Syndrome" and Why Some Jurors Can’t Resist Tweeting