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Lawyers Using Facebook Research For Jury Selection

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unassimilatible writes “Trial lawyers are increasingly using social networking sites like Facebook to research jurors in real-time during the voir dire process. Armando Villalobos, the district attorney of Cameron County, Brownsville, Texas, last year equipped his prosecutors with iPads to scan the Web during jury selection. But what of the jurors who have their privacy settings restricted to “friends only?” Mr. Villalobos has thought of a potential workaround: granting members of the jury pool free access to the court’s wi-fi network in exchange for temporarily “friending” his office. Faustian bargain, or another way to get out of jury duty?”

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