Mistrial by iPhone: Jurors’ Web Forays Are Upending Trials

Defense lawyers in the federal corruption trial of Vincent J. Fumo, a former Pennsylvania state senator, demanded that the judge declare a mistrial after a juror may have posted updates on the case online.Eight other jurors had been doing the same thing. The federal judge, William J. Zloch, had no choice but to declare a mistrial, wasting eight weeks of work by federal prosecutors and defense lawyers.To read this report in The New York Times in full, see:
nytimes.com/2009/03/18/us/18juries.html

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