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Juror Twitters Opinions During Trial, Causes Defendant to File Appeal

The Twittering Juror: When Should You Not Twitter?


Alright people, we've discussed what not to Twitter, and now it seems some people need to know when not to Twitter.

A man who had recently served as a juror on a trial later Twittered some strong opinions about the defendant whose fate he'd decided. Since the Internet is anything but a person's private playground, the losing client found these disparaging remarks and is using them as the basis for an appeal, because the Twitters show that the juror was biased against them.

Maybe they're "grasping at straws," as the Twittering juror says, but either way, a subject that sensitive is definitely something you shouldn't Twitter. It may not be TMI, but it's still a time in your life when you shouldn't be Twittering.

When else is a bad idea to Twitter?

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