Federal Model Jury instruction on social media

Federalevidence.com has this piece on about juries and social media, and a discussion of the model jury instruction.

They also link to an interesting 22 November 2011 Federal Judicial Center report .

The use of social media by jurors during trials and deliberations is not a common occurrence. Of the 508 judges who responded to the survey, only 30 judges (6%) reported any detected instances of jurors using social media during trial and deliberation[.]

Of course in civilian court it wouldn’t be an Article 92, UCMJ, violation.

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