NACDL - Juror Misconduct in the Age of Social Technology

Juror Misconduct in the Age of Social Technology

Is it possible to have a trial by an “impartial” jury in the age of smartphones and the internet? The temptation and the ability to “research” the case is often too much for jurors to overcome. The sea of information (and misinformation) about trials and the subject matter related thereto is endless. Joshua Dubin discusses the legal standard for juror misconduct, and he provides recommendations to help prevent it and expose it when it occurs.