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Court To Revisit Juror's Social Networking Case

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 4, 2011

The California Supreme Court has ordered a state appeals court to revisit the case of a juror who was ordered to release social networking posts he made during a criminal trial. The juror had appealed that order, but the appeals court denied the request. In a media update for The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Rachel Costello writes that the justices' decision to transfer the case back to the appeals court for a full hearing was unanimous."This issue is a significant issue and a timely issue for society today because the law has not caught up with technology, and it's time they both run the same track," the juror's attorney said.
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