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British juror faces jail over Facebook chat

LONDON – A British juror was warned by a judge on Tuesday that she faces jail for contacting a defendant on the social networking site Facebook, causing the collapse of a major drugs trial. In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in Britain involving the…

Facebook post gets Detroit-area juror in hot water

Detroit-area juror faces contempt hearing after predicting a guilty verdict on Facebook A judge removed a juror from a trial in suburban Detroit after the young woman wrote on Facebook that the defendant was guilty. The problem? The trial wasn’t over. Hadley Jons, of Warren just north of Detroit, could…

Holdout juror at Blagojevich trial explains vote

Blagojevich trial holdout juror says she followed her conscience in voting against conviction The juror who was the lone holdout on some counts at former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s political corruption trial has said she had a responsibility to follow her conscience and that she stands by her vote. In…

Juror removed from trial for saying Gitmo should be closed

Gitmo jurors believe US hasn’t used torture to extract confessions: report President Barack Obama has said repeatedly that he wants to see the Guantanamo prison camp shut down. But holding that opinion is apparently enough to disqualify you from jury duty at the Gitmo military tribunals. A US Army lieutenant…

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