Social media and juries

The Baltimore Sun ran a story the other day about social media and its role in jury selection. Federal prosecutors in state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie's corruption case removed the names of potential jurors from questionnaires to prevent defense lawyers from looking them up online. If that were to happen, "the court's 'supervisory control over the ...

One comment

  1. Courts are worried that they will have difficulty, and it will take longer, to seat a jury… But, the converse to that problem is that people who ought to be excluded from the jury may get selected… Which is the more troubling outcome? Let the adversarial system do its job. More information is better than less.