“Mistrial by Google” is a worrying phenomenon, but one that can be overcome by smart trial management, says Senior U.S. Judge John Kane of Colorado’s federal trial court.
Googling is the new national pastime, but it’s one that simply won’t fly if you’re on a jury. Even so, with such vast stores information but a few taps of the smartphone away, jurors increasingly yield to the impulse to conduct their own online research rather than rely solely on information presented at trial. Kane talked with Stephanie West Allen’s Ideablawg about ways to prevent mistrials due to juror Googling.
"Judge John Kane On ‘Mistrial By Google"
Filed by August 15, 2011on