Title

Investigating Jurors on Social Media

Publication Title

Pace Law Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2014

Abstract

This invited Symposium piece considers the new norm of investigating potential jurors online. The piece proceeds in three parts. First, it examines the current state of jury investigations, and how they differ from those conducted in the past. Then, it describes the evolving legal and ethical positions that are combining to encourage such investigations. Finally, it offers a note of caution – condoning such investigations while keeping them hidden from jurors may be perceived as unfair and exploitative, risking a possible backlash from outraged jurors. Instead, I propose a modest measure to provide notice and explanation to jurors that their online information is likely to be searched, and why.

Comments

External Links

Westlaw

Lexis Advance

Recommended Citation

Caren Myers Morrison, Investigating Jurors on Social Media, 35 Pace L. Rev. 285 (2014).

Volume

35

Issue

1

First Page

285

Last Page

303