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Mobile Misdeeds: Jurors with Handheld Web Access Cause Trials to Unravel

Judge's Call

Whatever the specifics, discovering juror misconduct after the trial has ended--like in the Stoam case--is unusual. When jurors get caught breaking the rules with electronics, it's usually because somebody sees them doing it. During a trial Ormond litigated two years ago, the bailiff saw a juror text messaging during opening statements. The trial stopped, and the judge admonished the jury about using phones.

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