Friday, September 3, 2010

Juror Not Likely to Add Judge to Facebook Friends List

Image representing Facebook as depicted in Cru...Image via CrunchBaseA judge has fined a juror $250 and ordered her to write an essay about the importance of a right to a fair trial after it was discovered that she sent a prejudicial Facebook message while still impaneled during the trial, according to an Associated Press story.

Credit the defense attorney's son for finding the posting on the Facebook page in which the seated juror said it was "gonna be fun to tell the defendant they're GUILTY." The judge kicked the Facebook fanatic off the jury and told her she had violated her oath as a juror (not to mention the rules of grammar concerning pronoun agreement).

The juror apologized to the court for her rush to judgment, but that didn't get her out of having to write the essay about the importance of the Sixth Amendment.  The juror is fortunate that her penchant for poking didn't result in her winding up in the pokey."TUOL" can't wait to read her essay:  " LOL. At my laptop. Judge not my bff. WTF?"
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