Twitter In The Courtroom?


Here is an intriguing story about a reporter using twitter to report on a trial in federal court.

What do you think of this?

My concern was about jurors reading this but here is the judge’s response:

A couple of lawyers voiced concern about the possibility that a juror might visit the online site to read the posts from Ron Sylvester, a reporter for the Wichita Eagle, but U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten said jurors are always told to avoid newspaper, broadcast and online reports.

“You either trust your jurors to live with the admonishment, or you don’t,” he said.

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