While the technological revolution may have enabled a lofty goal of "democratizing" ideas, as with the online mobilization of protests over Iran's elections, there are times and places where access to information must remain steadfastly controlled. Such times are jury trials and such places are courtrooms. It is wrong, indeed it violates a defendant's constitutional rights, to allow jurors to do their own research to uncover "the whole truth," write Joel Cohen and Katherine Helm.
Should Twittering Jurors Know Better?
Special to Law.com
June 22, 2009