Twitter via iPhone When on Jury Leads to Mistrial?

The New York Times reports that a juror in Arkansas used Twitter to send updates during a civil trial that resulted in a $12.6 million judgment against the defendant, which may be overturned as a result. The Times also reported that on Monday of this week, defense lawyers in the federal corruption trial of a former Pennsylvania state senator, Vincent Fumo, demanded that the judge declare a mistrial after a juror posted updates concerning the case on Facebook and via Twitter.

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