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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Judges Crack Down On Social Media Use Inside Courtrooms: Juror Caught Tweeting During Court Cases"

The quote from this earlier ILB entry today ended:

If jurors ignore the judge and Tweet anyway, they could be held in contempt of court and put in jail.
Lucky for the jurors that Marion County isn't in Great Britain. From a BBC News UK story today:
Facebook juror sentenced to eight months for contempt.

A juror who contacted a defendant via Facebook, causing a £6m drugs trial to collapse, has been jailed for eight months for contempt of court.

Joanne Fraill had admitted the charge, in the first UK case of its kind.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 16, 2011 06:33 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts