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The New Runaway Jurors: Social Media Addicts

Imagine you are at home one night enjoying your favorite pastimes?Çöchecking your Facebook page and Twitter feed.?á Your significant other intrudes, and tells you that there was a jury summons in the mail?Çöand it has your name on it. You immediately update your statuses (all of them) to ?Ç£OH NO! JURY DUTY!?á ):?Ç¥?á After all, you know what comes next: if selected, you anticipate weeks of missed work, long-winded lawyers, and uncomfortable seats. Your worst fears regarding the seats are confirmed while participating in something the judge refers to as ?Ç£voir dire.?Ç¥?á To your chagrin, you are selected for the jury.?á Then, you are surprised when the judge adds insult to injury by instructing the jury to refrain from mentioning the trial in any social media for the duration of the trial. But, you were never one to keep your Twitter followers waiting, were you??á So?Çöagainst the judge?ÇÖs instructions?Çöyou live-blog… Continue Reading

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