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Tag Archives: Jurors

Jury duty – worth a day’s work?

Parade Magazine had an interesting notebook item recently about jury duty. (And no, unfortunately, Howard Huge didn’t jump into a jury box thinking it was some sort of play space.) The story reports many jurisdictions are experiencing an increase in ...

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Cell Phones and Juror Misconduct in Maryland's Courts

The news and blogosphere has been chock-full of stories the past year about social networking in the courtrooms.  There have been incidents of witnesses receiving text messages while giving testimony, and jurors posting status updates while in the jury box ...

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To tweet or retweet

I have to admit, I was really late joining Twitter; not only that, but my mother was on it first and tweets more than I do. While I have joined the Twitter nation, I am still unsure about the best ...

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Law blog round-up

Happy Monday! An innocent man from Baltimore has been in prison for more than 25 years, writes Dan Rodricks. Should jurors get to ask questions at trial? Are you an unemployed attorney? Sue your law school! New projections say the ...

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Law blog round-up

Happy Monday! Here are some law links to start your week: If you think Sonia Sotomayor is bad, you should see Andre Davis, writes Byron York of the Examiner. (Though the Examiner identifies York as its “chief political correspondent,” a ...

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Law blog round-up

Happy Monday! Paul Mark Sandler asks if it’s time to rethink the standard voir dire questions now that it’s apparently routine for jurors to look up cases on the Internet. Check out this blog post about the failings of a ...

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Seating juries in a recession

There’s a recession angle for every story, it seems. The features I find for our Web site lately are overwhelmingly about another way the recession has negatively impacted people. Here’s another impact, one that might be causing headaches for trial ...

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A-twitter over Twitter

I used my Twitter account for the first time last week while covering the Exxon verdict in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Turns out I chose to start using the “micro-blogging” site (which limits entries to 140 characters or less) just as “tweets” in the legal ...

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