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CALIFORNIA JURORS MISUSING THE INTERNET COULD FACE FINES

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jurors who threaten to derail trials by researching them on Google or posting comments about them on Twitter are often dismissed with nothing more than a tongue-lashing from a judge.

But that may soon change in California. Legislation supported by state court officials would authorize judges in some counties to fine jurors up to $1,500 for social media and Internet use violations, which have led to mistrials and overturned convictions around the country.

 

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