1. Something tells me that this will not be the last time a court writes about the use of Google, and the internet in general, during jury selection. On a gut level, it sounds like something that ought to be prohibited, but as long as both sides can make use of it, any argument about unfairness goes out the window.

    And perhaps it would result in more truthful answers from the panelists, who might, assuming they are aware of the Googling, view it as something of a lie detector, or at least, preventer.

  2. Paul Glanville

    Considering how much private data is being voluntarily made public these days on sites such as Facebook and Twitter, they are going to be scoured as well.

    A tattoo, applied in one's youth, can become a liability later in life; folks are so busy sharing their lives that they aren't thinking about the consequences of losing their privacy and it will haunt them later.

  3. hmmm this is interesting. keep in mind that Google now displays results from your "social circle". What happens if, while googling the potential jurors, you discover that they are part of your social graph/social content?

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