Lawyers are concerned about Twitter.
Every day, hundreds of jurors across the country send tweets from the courthouses in which they are serving.
While most of these tweets are harmless, some are not.
In Philadelphia this week, one juror who was serving on the jury of a public corruption case told Facebook friends to “Stay tuned for a big announcement on Monday”.
The juror, Eric Wuest, said he considers these sites to be journals where he posts his private thoughts.
Lawyers want jury instructions updated to clarify that online messaging about a trial are forbidden.
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