This editorial will appear in Monday’s print edition.
We can all probably agree that there are a few places where it’s inappropriate to tweet or post something to Facebook about what’s going on.
The bathroom comes immediately to mind. Talk about oversharing.
But what about the courtroom? Increasingly, cases are being affected – and verdicts overturned – because some jurors are all too eager to share their opinions through social media like Twitter and Facebook. And according to a Wall Street Journal report, attorneys are even searching social media for comments that could provide fodder for costly new trials or appeals. Consider a few examples:
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