Former assistant US attorney Thomas Melsheimer and Dallas County Civil District Judge Craig Smith remind us of four well-publicized incidents in which jurors brought social media into the jury room:
Sunday, June 21, 2009
The two-edged sword of social media in the courtroom
While looking over the newspaper this Father's Day morning, I stumbled across an Op/Ed piece in the Houston Chronicle about the intrusion of social media into the jury system. It isn't the first challenge the jury system has seen, but it may be the most pervasive.