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Old 04-18-2013, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) A judge in Oregon noticed an unexpected glow on a juror's chest while the courtroom lights were dimmed during video evidence in an armed-robbery trial.

The juror, it seemed, was texting.

Oregon juror jailed for texting during trial - US News and World Report
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:15 AM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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And this, sadly, is one of many of this generation making life and death decisions for anyone accused of committing a crime. No common sense, or fear of authority for that matter.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:34 AM
 
Location: in here, out there
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Sounds good to me. If I was on a jury and texting was forbidden I wouldn't do it, especially if going to jail was the penalty.

On the upside, this guy gets out of his jury duty (for this year).
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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I too would be pretty apprehensive if I witnessed a juror texting - not only because there were, no doubt, initial instructions given to a jury at the commencement of the trial - but also my concern that information was being sent/leaked, and even if that were not the case, clearly texting during testimony and/or an exhibit could imply a juror was simply not paying attention and that is clearly not optimal for a trial and a verdict, regardless of what the verdict would be.

Oh brother!
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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What an idiot! He was probably texting about how bored he was.

When I served on a jury, you were not allowed to bring cell phones into the court room. You either checked them into the "coatroom" or left them in your car.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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I would also speculate that if this juror was on trial for something and a juror for that trial was texting..... yup, pretty foolish, for sure!
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