Reviewing Social Media Use by Potential Jurors

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James Carnes

In a recent Federal Judicial Center survey of nearly 500 federal judges, 120 of those judges said they do not allow lawyers to conduct online research of prospective jurors during voir dire. One of the stated reasons for the prohibition was concern for the privacy of jurors. That prohibition could change in light of an American Bar Association (“ABA”) opinion that was issued after the survey. Continue reading