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Lawyers Can Now Check Out Social Media Sites Of Jurors

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NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – If you are called in for jury duty you may want to make sure your Facebook page is set to private. Lawyers now have the green light to scope out your social media sites.

Those showing up at the Frank Crowley Courthouse for jury duty can expect that lawyers will ask questions to root out any possible bias, but chances are, if you’re active on Twitter and Facebook, they already know a little bit about you.

You may freely spill your secrets on social media, posting about what you had for lunch and who you’re dating. But when attorneys start poking around a lot of folks feel differently about how the information is used.

“No, I wouldn’t like that at all. Mmm… mmm,” said Cecilia Zamora.

Yvonne Munoz takes the action somewhat personally. “Honestly, it’s kind of a breach of my space.”

The American Bar Association has decided there’s nothing wrong with looking at a juror’s public posts and weighed in a formal opinion.

 

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