New Federal Jury Instructions Aim to Deter Juror Use of Social Media
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
You may not communicate with anyone about the case on your cell phone, through e-mail, Blackberry, iPhone, text messaging, or on Twitter, through any blog or website, including Facebook, Google+, My Space, LinkedIn, or YouTube. The text of the instructions is here. The federal judiciary has issued new jury instructions aimed at deterring jurors from using the Web and social media to research or communicate about a case.