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Trial Strategy: Should lawyers monitor jurors online?
With more than 500 million people on Facebook, it should come as no surprise that jurors are players in the world of social media. And it seems that each week, a story surfaces about a juror tweeting her plan to convict a defendant, or posting on Facebook that he plans to find for the plaintiff – before deliberations even begin. So the question is: Has the social media presence of jurors become so overwhelming that lawyers have a duty to monitor it?