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TMI? Lawyers split over online juror surveillance (access required)

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At a time when government surveillance of online communications is a sensitive subject, lawyers are divided on where to draw the line when it comes to their own secretive research into jurors’ Internet activities. While mining the Web for as much background information as possible about jurors has become a widely accepted practice among trial lawyers, some are less comfortable with moving beyond research to the real-time monitoring of jurors’ Internet activities once a trial is underway.

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